“If we do not solve this problem, we are not going to want to live in Southern California. The communities are going to become unhinged.”It looks like the economy is growing so maybe things will improve. We can hope.
Some of the results were alarming, said economist Wallace Walrod, who advises the Orange County Business Council.
They found disparities among the percentage of residents in poverty across counties: 19.1 percent in Los Angeles, 12.9 in Orange and 20.4 in Riverside. But Husing and others said the flow of goods and services is so closely integrated that poverty is a regional, not local, issue.
The five things include: Poverty is rising, a lower percentage are getting high school diplomas, more children are in poverty, lowest paying jobs are growing the fastest, and finally, there is growth in the industries that don't require degrees yet pay decent wages.