From KPCC:
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....

 

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