Just saw this on the Press Telegram site:
DATABASE: California unemployment figures
City or Area = Long Beach city
Labor Force = 237,500
No. Employed= 205,400
No. Unemployed = 32,000
Unemployment rate = 13.50%
The federal and state government conduct monthly unemployment surveys in cities across America, including dozens of local communities and unincorporated areas. The latest figures (March 2010) reflect the wide disparity of employment for people living in local communities.
Students, the elderly and disabled are typically not included in the surveys.
32,000 people not employed, not counting students, seniors & homeless... that is a lot of people!