In Los Angeles County, the percentage of working poor (roughly a household income under $44,000 for a family of four) is nearly 6 percentage points higher than the state as a whole. Wages for all but the highest earners have remained about the same or fallen, and many jobs that required little education have been wiped out.
If you're working, but not prospering, KPCC would like to hear from you about how you're getting along. What tough economic choices have you made in the past year? What future do you see for yourself in Southern California?