From The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, CA
The Inland Empire area of southern California has gotten clobbered by the real estate crash. Now unemployment benefits are about to run out for many.
At the end of July there were just 121 people in San Bernardino County and Riverside County who had exhausted their benefits. That number is expected to rise to a staggering 22,500 by the end of the year.
I was at a large meeting recently in L.A. with people I’ve known for years. Several said they were on the verge of losing their homes. This has never happened before.
It’s getting scary out there.