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Struggling Inland Empire cities lead in unemployment and foreclosure rates

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One of many vacant, distressed properties in downtown San Bernardino. This lot sits right next door to the Greater San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s slogan: “It’s Great Day in San Bernardino” defies the city’s hard times. Steven Cuevas / KPCC

Riverside/Ontario area now leads the nationThe in unemployment among large population centers. Riverside and San Bernardino both were at the top of a list of worst run cities, and a once-proud park in downtown San Bernardino has turned into an urban eyesore. 

KPCC's Matt DeBord joins us to talk about why the recovery seems to be skirting the Inland Empire.

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