The Breakdown: What's working in the job market from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Last week Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and a small team rode the bus down Sunset Boulevard -- 26 miles from downtown to the beach -- taking the economic temperature of Los Angeles. We met a plethora of everyday Americans on and off the bus, seeing how people are engaging with the bad economy.

Riding the No. 2 bus from Echo Park to Hollywood, UCLA to Malibu, Kai Ryssdal met with students, workers and business owners -- each with a unique perspective on the current economy. It's not so much a snapshot, but a slice of the changing economy -- a look at what's working and what can work better.

Check out the special. You can listen to it here.

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