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Struggling Inland Empire cities lead in unemployment and foreclosure rates




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.
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.
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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.