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Overview of March Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of the measure that will appear on the March 3 Primary Election ballot. The reasons for the California Chamber...

State Economy Strengthens in Face of Port, Drought, Domestic Outmigration Challenges

While most key economic reports have continued to show strength, commodity prices and the financial markets have clearly felt the sting from the cold...

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...

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...

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%...

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...

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....

No Slowdown Before the Election Hoedown

U.S. Economic Outlook This year’s Lunar New Year ushered in the Year of the Rat on the Chinese calendar. The past year, the Year of...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Overview of November Ballot Measures

Following are brief summaries of the measures that will appear on the November 3 General Election ballot. When the California Chamber of Commerce has...