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Fatal Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise In California

Fatal Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise In California

By Samuel Stebbins More Americans are dying from drug overdoses than ever before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were an estimated 100,306 fatal overdoses over the 12 months through April 2021 — the most ever reported in a 12-month period and double the annual number of car accidents and firearm […]

This Is The Outlook For The Unemployed In California

This Is The Outlook For The Unemployed In California

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square The COVID-19 pandemic set off an economic crisis that pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to levels that rivaled the highs of the Great Depression. Fortunately, the recovery has been relatively rapid, and weekly initial unemployment claims in the United States have been below half a million […]

This Is The Fastest Shrinking Place In California

This Is The Fastest Shrinking Place In California

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square The U.S. population grew by just 0.35% between July 2019 and July 2020, the smallest annual growth rate in well over a century. Driven in part by restrictions on immigration and a declining birth rate, stagnant population growth may have profound and far reaching consequences — […]

How COVID-19 Affected California’s Economy

How COVID-19 Affected California’s Economy

Samuel Stebbins | The Center Square contributor The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus’s spread throughout 2020 still resulted in a […]

This is How Many People Work for the Government in California

This is How Many People Work for the Government in California

Samuel Stebbins | The Center Square contributor The Biden administration has proposed a $6 trillion budget aimed at improving infrastructure, education, and health care. If passed, it would push federal spending to its highest level since World War II. It could also usher in the reversal of a long term-trend of declining government employment. Over the last […]