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Report: 38 Percent Of San Diegans Can’t Make Ends Meet

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Report: 38 Percent Of San Diegans Can't Make Ends Meet

GUEST:

Peter Brownell, Research Director or the Center On Policy Initiatives

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Making Ends Meet 2014

Making Ends Meet 2014

The latest numbers on income versus cost of ...

With all the attention being focused on income inequality in America, San Diego is no exception. The latest numbers on income versus cost of living in San Diego finds that 38 percent of families in the region can't make ends meet. That's 8 percent more than before the Great Recession.

"More than 300,000 households in our county are living with incomes too low to meet the most basic expenses," Peter Brownell, research director for the Center On Policy Initiatives said in a press release. "These are mostly working people who are forced to rely on public or private assistance to get by."

But what does it mean to make ends meet? And what are the industries employing people who's paychecks don't measure up to a basic standard of self-sufficiency?

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