Poverty In San Diego County Higher Than During Great Recession

The share of San Diegans living in poverty has grown since the Great Recession. Use the dropdown menu to see the poverty rate by Census tract in 2006-10, in 2011-15 and the change between the two time periods. Because of the surveys' margins of error, changes for many tracts are too small to be considered statistically significant.

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Poverty in San Diego County higher than during Great Recession

by Joe Yerardi | January 4, 2017

When Jim Floros started his job as president and CEO of the San Diego Food Bank at the beginning of 2013, he says the nonprofit served about 330,000 people a month.

That number has since grown to 370,000.

That might seem odd given that San Diego County’s unemployment rate fell from 8.8 to 4.3 percent over that same period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But Floros said having a job doesn’t mean you don’t need help.

Read the full story here.


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