California poverty rate 16.3 percent in 2010, highest in nation
- September 14, 2011
- David Neumark, economics professor and Center for Economics & Public Policy director, is interviewed on 89.3 KPCC September 14, 2011
Numbers out from the Census Bureau show that U.S. poverty rose to 15.1 percent in 2010, the highest rate in 50 years. The government defines poverty as a family of four living on a household income of $22,000 or less. In California, the rate was even higher, 16.3 percent. Median income fell to $54,000 per year. UC Irvine economist David Neumark tells us why unemployment and poverty remain so high in the Golden State.
Listen to the interview online at http://www.scpr.org/programs/madeleine-brand/2011/09/14/20674/california....