Southern California:

As Economy Hastily Improves, Workforce & Other Issues Emerge

The greater Los Angeles, Orange, Inland Empire and San Diego regions are all important to the entire state’s broader economic recovery as the COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting workers, households, and consumers who are integrating back into society and commerce.

That’s according to the most recent forecasts, research articles, reports, and other data and analysis presented or released by various local experts over the past couple of months. Their opinions spotlight intriguing viewpoints, trends and projections so your credit union can plan appropriately:

Southern California
Local experts, organizations, and consultant firms:

Southern California Association of Governments:

Center for Economic Forecasting and Development (UC Riverside):

Inland Empire Economic Partnership:

Economics and Politics Inc. (John Husing):

Lowe Institute of Political Economy (Claremont McKenna College):

San Bernardino Economic Development Department:

Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (University of Redlands):

A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research (Chapman University):

Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting (Cal State Fullerton):

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation:

Beacon Economics:

The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation:

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation:

  • The latest local jobs analysis, as well as unemployment rate history, service sector employment trends, total job-change trends, total non-farm labor market trends (geographic breakdown), job industry breakdown, and research overview (local jobs, priority jobs, and priority industry sectors).

San Diego Association of Governments:

San Diego Institute for Economic Research:

California (entire state)
Local experts, organizations, and consultant firms:

California Association of Realtors:

California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues:

  • Your recorded access to the Your Economy—Your Credit Union virtual conference from July 20 is HERE! Those without an eTrain log-in/account will need to create one before placing their order, which you can create within seconds for free. This three-speaker, two-hour recorded event is $125 for Power Learner Passport (PLP) subscribers, $145 for non-Power Learner Passport (PLP) subscribers, and $195 for non-members of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research (Chapman University):

Paul Merage School of Business (UC Irvine):

UCLA Anderson Forecast (UCLA):

Labor Market Information Division (California EDD)
From the California Employment Development Department:

California Center for Jobs and the Economy
Search by county (Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, or Imperial counties):

  • Labor market profiles: To see trends in long-term unemployment, employment and jobs, labor force participation rates, population, age and race demographics, education, and industry/business breakdown click here. And to view the June 2021 jobs report analysis (released in July), click here.
  • Economic indicators: To view trends in housing, wages, energy, and affordability index for homeowners versus renters, click here.

Caltrans’ County-Level Economic Forecast
Released in December 2020 by Caltrans (the California Department of Transportation) — structural economic changes and NOT cyclical fluctuations:

Southern California: Demographics, Labor, Education & Economic Resources
More analysis:

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