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Poverty & Inequality

photo - Moving Boxes in Living Room of New Home Who’s Leaving California—and Who’s Moving In? Compared with those who move away, people moving to California are more likely to be employed, earn high wages, and have high education levels. Read More
photo - Tech Worker Wearing Mask at Laptop Bay Area Recovery May Lag without Onsite Tech Workers Unemployment in the San Francisco Bay Area is lower than statewide. But a sustained recovery—especially in the region’s downtown districts—could depend on many employees shifting back to onsite work as the pandemic recedes. Read More
photo - US Senator Alex Padilla Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla Senator Padilla talks about what he hopes to accomplish in Washington and the importance of federal policymakers’ efforts on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, and immigration reform. Read More
photo - Waitress Wearing a Mask and Gloves, Disinfecting Tables in a Restaurant One Year Later, Is California on the Road to Recovery? California’s economy has made strides in recovering from the COVID-19 downturn. But continued un- and underemployment—especially among groups who have been hit hardest—is a major concern. Read More
photo - Young Woman Sitting on Stairs The Pandemic Has Highlighted the Needs of California’s Youth We spoke with Jevon Wilkes, executive director of the California Coalition for Youth, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected transitional-age youth (16–24) and the importance of connecting them with basic resources and key supports. Read More
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