Yuma, Arizona: Life inside the unemployment capital of America
For The Daily
For a bleak stretch of 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics dubbed Yuma, Ariz., the most unemployed city in America. Joblessness there stood at nearly 28 percent, worse than the nationwide unemployment rate in the depths of the Great Depression. In this print story for The Daily, I interviewed desperate residents in the pawnshops, homeless shelters and job centers of Yuma to dramatize life inside the unemployment capital of America.