Tales of the Booming City: Are You Thriving or Barely Surviving?

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Due to the red-hot economy, the Bay Area's unemployment rate has fallen over the last three years and is expected to keep falling. But more than a third of Bay Area jobs pay less than $36,000 a year and housing prices continue to rise. What does the economic boom mean for you? Did you score a high paying job at a startup? Are you struggling to stay in the area? As part of KQED's Boomtown series, we open the phone lines to hear your stories.


Albert Lee, co-founder of My Fitness Pal, a health app with 75 million users

Jeannie Yang, chief product and design officer at Smule

Adam Barnum, owner of Barnum Building and Design in San Francisco