New Poverty Figures Underscore That California Should Do More to Ensure the State's Economy Works for Everyone
On September 17, the US Census Bureau released new state-level figures on poverty, income and earnings, and other key social and economic indicators. A Budget Center analysis takes a look at the new poverty figures, which show that more than 6 million Californians, including 2 million children, were living below the federal poverty line in 2014.
The Gap Between California’s High- and Low-Income Households Stopped Widening in 2014
The 2014 “95/20 ratio” of 9.9 was slightly down from 2013, but remains well above its pre-recession level.
California's Sinking Center: How the Recovery Is Leaving Midwage Earners Behind
Amid a labor market rebound, workers around the middle of the earnings spectrum have continued losing ground.