From Beacon Economics

The latest release from the California EDD shows that the state accounted for nearly one-fifth of all job gains in the nation in March, according to an analysis released jointly by Beacon Economics and the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. READ MORE

From Beacon Economics

California’s merchandise export trade had an exceptionally strong showing in February, although merchandise imports pulled back in the latest numbers, according to a Beacon Economics’ analysis of U.S. trade statistics released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. READ MORE

From Beacon Economics

The ability to accurately forecast where the U.S. and California economies are headed continues to be seriously hampered by the enormous uncertainties stemming from the ongoing turmoil of President Donald Trump’s administration.

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From Beacon Economics

Each quarter, find updated analysis that goes beyond the state and national level to present a snapshot of employment, home prices, consumer spending, personal income, and other leading economic indicators within key areas of the state. READ MORE

From Bloomberg

The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy, the Washington-based group said. Read More

From NACM's eNews Weekly Update

The strong, 54.6 showing of the combined manufacturing and service sectors continues a trend of mostly steady gains that began in November, although a couple of key categories showed signs of losing steam. Click here to read more

From MarketWatch.com

The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 51.8% last month from 49.5% in February. Click here for more information

By Bill Conerly

Businomics ®: Connecting the dots between the economy and business. Click here to see the February issue