Independent, objective, nonpartisan research
Image for


Examining employment, economic trends, and income inequality

Jan 24
photo - Los Angeles skyline at sunset
2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

A Conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Upcoming January 24, 2022 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mayor Garcetti will talk with PPIC vice president and senior fellow Lande Ajose about major challenges facing California and its largest city and county—including infrastructure, housing and homelessness, and climate change—and how state and local leaders can help pave the way to a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future in 2022 and beyond.

Featured Blog Post · December 3, 2021

New Housing Fails to Make Up for Decades of Undersupply

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