California Town Of El Centro Struggles With Highest US Unemployment Rate

EL CENTRO, CA - MARCH 12: Mexican-American farm workers harvest broccoli March 12, 2009 near El Centro, California. El Centro is suffering the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 22.6 percent, nearly as high as rates during the Great Depression, with Latinos especially being hit hard. The people of the Imperial Valley, an important food producing region in the desert north of the US-Mexico border and east of San Diego, are plagued with a devastating combination of drought, which has farmers desperate for water; a construction-idling housing bust; and a plummeting peso, which undercuts the buying power of Mexicans who shop on the U.S. side of the border. On top of that, California is reeling from a massive budget crisis that ushered in higher taxes and deep cuts to programs and services statewide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
EL CENTRO, CA - MARCH 12: Mexican-American farm workers harvest broccoli March 12, 2009 near El Centro, California. El Centro is suffering the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 22.6 percent, nearly as high as rates during the Great Depression, with Latinos especially being hit hard. The people of the Imperial Valley, an important food producing region in the desert north of the US-Mexico border and east of San Diego, are plagued with a devastating combination of drought, which has farmers desperate for water; a construction-idling housing bust; and a plummeting peso, which undercuts the buying power of Mexicans who shop on the U.S. side of the border. On top of that, California is reeling from a massive budget crisis that ushered in higher taxes and deep cuts to programs and services statewide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
California Town Of El Centro Struggles With Highest US Unemployment Rate
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