Times are hard. You don't need Jay Leno to remind you. Double dip recession? We barely noticed a recovery in the first place. California's poverty rate is one percentage point above the already dire national average. And unemployment and the real estate crisis have combined to make L.A. one of the poorest performing economic centers in the nation, so much so that LA Biz Observed's Mark Lacter states in a headline that “L.A. is an economic basketcase.”
Here are the 10 signs L.A.'s economy is continuing to struggle:
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