To help get users started with our new data mapping webtool, we will be posting a series of short tutorial videos that explain the various features available now and also the new features as we launch them. This first video was created by one of our undergraduate research assistants, Luke Bodendorfer. It explains how to […]
In my post yesterday, discussing the new EDD report, I did not mention the large downward revisions for 2013. The following four figures show the revisions made to employment, unemployment, labor force, and the unemployment rate for Santa Barbara County. These revisions show a worse employment situation than previously reported by the EDD. In […]
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The new report from the EDD was released on Friday and once again, seasonality is key to understanding what is happening with the local economy. The unadjusted numbers, displayed in the figure to the left, show a decline in employment (0.8%), a large increase in the unemployment rate (0.8%), and a gigantic increase in the […]
BY LLAD PHILLIPS, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, EFP Most of our focus at UCSB Economic Forecast Project is on the local area, which is natural. However, much can be learned by comparing the experience of the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta Metro Statistical Areas (MSAs) with the histories of neighboring areas. These areas, grouped by region, include Ventura-Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, […]
- A Mini-Macro Empirical Model of the Santa Barbara MSA 2001-2012
- Launching Our New Interactive Map!
- Seasonally Adjusting Paints a Brighter Picture for Santa Barbara (December Employment)
- A Mini-Macro Empirical Model of the California Economy, 1980-2014
- Thoughts About Forecasting: Philosophies and Applications
3/10/14 •EDD revisions suggest Santa Barbara is back to 2008 Employment Levels
3/09/14 •New Data from the EDD (January Employment)
3/05/14 •How is Santa Barbara Faring Relative To Its Neighbors?
2/28/14 •The First of Our Tutorial Video Series
2/12/14 •A Mini-Macro Empirical Model of the Santa Barbara MSA 2001-2012
2/05/14 •Launching Our New Interactive Map!
1/24/14 •Seasonally Adjusting Paints a Brighter Picture for Santa Barbara (December Employment)
9/19/13 •Employment in Several Industries in Santa Barbara County: 2000 through June 2013
9/12/13 •Trends in GDP in Santa Barbara County and the State of California
9/06/13 •Employment Prospects in Santa Barbara County 2013 through 2015