OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report released today by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development reveals that despite a growing economy in California, Latinx families are systematically being left behind and struggling to get by. The report, titled Latinx Families in the Golden State: When Working Hard Isn’t Enough, shows that more than half (52%) of all Latinx households in California—or 1.6 million families—are struggling to pay for housing, put food on the table, and keep the lights on while working full-time at one or more jobs.
Latinx Families in the Golden State uses census data and Insight’s Family Needs Calculator to examine what life really looks like for the largest ethnic group in California. Among other findings, the data shows:
Latinx families have limited