The latest on California politics and government
January 31, 2013
Comparing California to other states has become a common exercise among politicians, academicians and in the media.
So how does California really shape up? Next 10, an organization dedicated to looking into California’s future, commissioned David Neumark and Jennifer Muz of the University of California, Irvine, to produce a voluminous study of California’s economy vis-à-vis other states. Among its findings:
California’s economy, although battered by the worst recession since the Great Depression, has been performing more or less on a par with those of other states in recent years;
California’s job growth has been “more sluggish than many other states,” particularly in the manufacturing sector.
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