General Resources

  • Administration for Children & Families, Office of Family Assistance
    The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), in partnership with States, Territories and Tribes, promotes temporary assistance and economic self-sufficiency for children and families.
  • United States Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
  • United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
  • State of California, Employment Development Department – Labor Market Information Division
    The Employment Development Department (EDD), Labor Market Information Division (LMID) promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices.
  • Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress)
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.
  • Demographic Trends in California: 1970 - 2040
    This analysis looks at demographic trends including fertility rates, migration rates, and population growth (by age-specific and ethnic-specific cohorts based on the California Department of Finance Projections) that may impact the demand for social service programs in future.