Monday, October 21, 2019

California Economy Continues Growing; Some Declines Due to Ongoing Trade Wars

Fact Versus Fiction While still savoring the fact that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a record-breaking expansion, attention has suddenly shifted to...

Record Economic Expansion Near; Housing Costs Dampen State’s Dynamism

U.S. Outlook Better Than Expected, But Not as Good as It Looks The stock market sell-off that began at the end of 2018, combined with certain...

U.S. Growth Pace Slowing, Housing Flat; State Solutions Require Urgency, Patience

U.S. Outlook Looking back, 2018 was clearly a solid year for the U.S. economy, with vastly more positives than negatives to reflect on. The nation’s...

Data Showing Balanced Growth Contrasts with Public Pessimism on State of Economy

  The 2018 midterm election is finally behind us, and proved to be just as dramatic as would befit today’s hyper-charged political environment. Moreover, the...

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...