Independent, objective, nonpartisan research
Image for


Examining employment, economic trends, and income inequality

Featured Blog Post · October 28, 2021

Mixed Signals in California’s Labor Market Recovery

Read More →

Fact Cards

3M The number of jobs lost in California from February to May 2020.
90% Most Californians say housing affordability is a problem in their part of the state.
California’s economy is the 5th largest in the world.
Immigrants make up a growing share of California workers with college degrees.
6 in 10 Californians think that when today’s children grow up, they will be worse off financially than their parents.
69% Percentage of Californians who think the gap between rich and poor is growing in their part of the state.
Since 1980, income among top earners grew by 58%; among lowest earners, income grew by 19%.
2% of California zip codes hold 20% of the state’s wealth.

Meet the Team

Sarah Bohn

Vice President and Chair in Policy Research and Senior Fellow

Hans Johnson

Center Director and Senior Fellow