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A new economic report for Ventura County is painting a grim picture about the outlook for the region. It shows that for the first time in recent years the county’s population has actually decreased. The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting released its 2019 Ventura County Economic Forecast Thursday.

A new report by Cal Lutheran and UCLA researchers shows that the Latino segment of America’s economy is booming. Their study shows that the total economic output of Latinos in the U.S. was $2.3 trillion dollars in 2017. If it were an independent country, it would be the world’s eighth largest economy, topping Canada and Russia.

Some South Coast economists are now part of a team contributing to a prestigious ongoing economic survey project produced by the Wall Street Journal. California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting is now one of a half dozen university based forecast centers involved with the survey.

The latest economic forecast by a South Coast university indicates the state, and nation can expect continued slow growth.

California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Forecasting is suggesting that California will only see 2.3% growth during the next two years. That’s just slightly higher than the national forecast.

A new economic forecast for the state and nation from a South Coast university is predicting more slow growth, and says California's numbers  could actually dip below national numbers.

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting says the state is being hurt by too many experimental policies which are prompting businesses, and residents to leave the state. The state has been doing slightly better than the nation as a whole, but the CERF economists say that may be changing.

The latest economic forecast by a South Coast university predicts we’ll see continued slow growth for the country as a whole, and only just slightly better than that expansion at the state level.

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting says growing conflict between state, and federal officials mean that even if federal policies improve the national picture, California is less likely to benefit.

Will Ventura and Santa Barbara County’s economy be improving soon? How are decisions in Sacramento and Washington D.C. affecting our economy?

A man who’s been answering those types of questions for the Central and South Coasts for two decades just retired.

Dr. Bill Watkins was one of the co-founders of California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting.

A new economic forecast for Ventura County and the state is predicting continued slow growth.

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting released its 2017 forecast for the county, and the state.

It predicts 1.7 percent growth for the county. The report says at the current rate, the number of jobs in the county will return to the same level it was at when the recession started a decade ago.

Continued slow economic growth is on the way for the state and the nation according to a new economic forecast being released today by a South Coast university.

California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting is putting out its third quarter predictions for California, and the U.S. For the state, more growth is predicted, but it’s expected to remain on the slow side. Center Executive Director Bill Watkins says while the state picture is better than the nation’s, it’s still not good because the country’s overall economic outlook is weak.