The latest job numbers on Friday were full of good news: California added 41,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate is the lowest in eight years.
But the economic recovery has been a story of unequal gains. One in 6 people in California live in poverty, according to the California Budget and Policy Center.
"The most important thing to understand about families living in poverty is that most of them are actually working," said Alissa Anderson, senior policy analyst at the group. "The problem is that they're just not earning enough to make ends meet."