Wednesday, October 17, 2018

U.S. Economic Expansion Continues, But Growth Surge May Be Temporary

The United States is currently in the midst of the second longest expansion in the nation’s history at 111 months and counting. In July...

Housing Shortage Among Top Challenges for Long-Term Health of State Economy

California Outlook Long-Run Challenges During Times of Economic Gain The U.S. economy has experienced steady growth in recent years, and later this year, the current economic...

Overview of June Ballot Measures

Following are brief summaries of the five measures that will appear on the June 5 primary election ballot. The reasons for the California Chamber...

U.S., State Economic Stability Contrasts with Turmoil on Social, Political Fronts

U.S. Outlook: A Turning Point From a political standpoint, 2017 will go down as one of the most chaotic periods in recent U.S. history, although...

Worker Shortage, Chronic Lack of Housing Constrain Potential for California Growth

The National Outlook: Cruising Through Rough Waters It may be tempting to interpret the hurricanes pounding the Southeast, major earthquakes in Mexico, bigger bombs going...

State Economic Growth Slows; Constraints Include Labor, Housing, Uncertainty

California at Cruise Speed Like the U.S., California’s economy continued to roll forward in the first part of 2017. The unemployment rate edged down, nonfarm...

Disruption in Washington, D.C. Heightens Economic Uncertainty in California

With the midpoint of the year fast approaching, two distinctly opposing trends have formed in terms of the U.S. economy’s outlook for the year....

Uncertain Political-Economic Environment Spawns California ‘Rogue One’ Reactions

Download a print-friendly PDF The political-economic environment went from unsettling in the aftermath of the November election to disruptive when President Donald Trump assumed the...

U.S. Outlook About to Get Bumpy; State Initiatives Have Tax Implications

  The election that put Donald Trump in the White House in 2017 was a shock to the vast majority of pollsters who were predicting...

Overview of November Ballot Measures

Following are brief summaries of the measures that will appear on the November 8 General Election ballot. When the California Chamber of Commerce has...

Economy Pushes Through Global Turbulence; State Still Among Fastest Growing in U.S.

U.S. economic output has slowed to a crawl over the last three quarters—averaging less than a 1% pace of growth compared to 3% in...

California Poised for Economic Growth; Housing Affordability Challenge Emerges

The U.S. economy started off on a down note in 2016, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowing to a paltry 0.4%, even as...

Overview of June Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of the measure that will appear on the June ballot. The California Chamber of Commerce has no position on...

Positive Indicators for U.S. Economy; California Growth Outpaces Nation

U.S.: Glass Still Half Full Worries about the U.S. economy have dominated news headlines since the start of 2016. There was weak headline growth in...

State Job Growth Outpaces Nation; Inland Lags Behind Tech-Driven Coastal Areas

The Federal Reserve finally moved forward with its plans to begin normalizing interest rates in mid-December by raising the federal funds rate by one-quarter...

Despite Drought, Challenges, California Continues Strong Economic Growth

California continues to enjoy strong overall economic growth, despite continuing challenges from the ongoing drought and global economic slowdown. Nonfarm employment has averaged a 3.0%...

California Economy Maintains Momentum as Ports Bounce Back, Tax Revenues Surge

California’s economy appears to be maintaining strong momentum through the first few months of 2015, even though the state’s economy continues to be impacted...