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How Does California's Economic Performance Compare to the Other States? allows users to display trends on how one state’s economy has performed over time, compared with other states, and to the United States as a whole. The website draws on data put together for a Next 10 report authored by Dr. David Neumark and Jennifer Muz at the Center for Economics & Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, with additional research prepared for the website by Beacon Economics. For access to the original data files used to create the charts displayed on, please email

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New Interactive Website Tracks Economic Performance of all 50 States California found to be an innovation leader, Texas an export leader, Mississippi tracks highest declines in poverty, North Dakota a GSP leader.

Curious about job growth in your state? GSP? How incomes in your state compare to those in other states? A new first of its kind website tracks each of these key economic indicators, and more, allowing users to track and compare dozens of economic trends over time in all 50 states.
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California jobless rate falls below 10 percent for first time in nearly four years California's unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent in November, dipping below 10 percent for the first time in nearly four years, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. The last time unemployment hit single digits was in January 2009 when the rate was 9.7 percent. The November unemployment reading fell below October's rate of 10.1 percent and was well below the year-ago rate of 11.3 percent. December 21, 2012 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The California Forecast Employment is expected to grow 1.3% in 2013 and 2.4% in 2014. Payrolls will grow at 1.4% and 2.2% in the respective forecast years. Real personal income growth is forecast to be 1.8% in 2013 followed by 3.1% in 2014. Unemployment will fall through 2013 and will average approximately 9.7% for the year. December 5, 2012 - UCLA Anderson Forecast