Living Through the Recession (Video)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

During this recession we've heard a lot of numbers: Unemployment numbers, recovery numbers, sales numbers. None of this gets to the actual reality of being out of work or living with serious financial uncertainty.

We set up a backdrop at a Walgreen's in Echo Park, Los Angeles and spoke at length with the people who passed by. All footage and interviews were then shot within the zip code of 90026.