California’s Workers Are Increasingly Locked Out of the State’s Prosperity
Californians labor every day to provide for their families, build success in their workplaces, and keep the state’s economy strong. Learn more about how five key changes in the job market and less responsibility assumed by businesses means California’s workers are increasingly locked out of the prosperity that they help create for their employers and the state.
More Than 7 Million Californians Can’t Afford Basic Needs, New Census Figures Show
The state’s poverty rate remains high with 1 in 6 Californians — or 18.2% — struggling to make ends meet, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) from the Census Bureau. The SPM accounts for the cost of living, such as housing, as well as for the various resources a family may use to cover basic expenses.
New “Public Charge” Immigration Rule Will Push Thousands of Californians Into Poverty
The consequences of the Trump Administration’s recently announced “public charge” rule are known: thousands more families working to build a better future for themselves and our state will instead live in poverty.