Income Inequality

Raising the Minimum Wage: One in Five PA Workers Would Get a Boost

Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
March 1, 2014

Time: 10 States Where Income Inequality Has Soared

Date: 
February 28, 2014

TIME Magazine

Although average real income in the United States increased by more than a third between 1979 and 2007, not all workers benefited equally. In each of the 50 states, income growth among the top 1% of earners rapidly outpaced that of the bottom 99%, according to a recent study.

Blog: Interesting Report on the Middle Class in Philadelphia

Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
February 26, 2014

Mark PriceCross posted at Third and State

Blog: Can You Feel the Minimum Wage Momentum?

Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
February 21, 2014

Mark PriceCross posted at Third and State

Floyd County Times: Top 1 percent of Kentuckians captured nearly half of state income growth over last few decades

Date: 
February 21, 2014

Floyd County Times

The top 1 percent of earners in Kentucky took home 48.8 percent of state income gains from 1979 to 2007—a share in line with the national average of 53.9 percent—according to a new report released today by the Economic Policy Institute that documents growing income inequality in all 50 states.

Public News Service: Report: WV Income Growth 13% Since '79, But Unequal

Date: 
February 21, 2014

Public News Service

Orlando Business Journal: Study shows Florida’s wealthy residents get richer faster

Date: 
February 20, 2014

Orlando Business Journal

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows wealthy residents in Florida becoming wealthier at a faster rate, further expanding the income gap between residents who don’t earn as much.

San Diego Free Press: Report Reveals The Unequal States Of America

Date: 
February 20, 2014

San Diego Free Press

The top 1 percent captured all of the income growth between 2009 and 2011 in 26 out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Economic Policy Institute found in a report released February 19.

Common Dreams: The United States of Poverty and Inequality

Date: 
February 20, 2014

Common Dreams

New report shows that no matter which state you live in, the 1% are making even more gains as the rest fall back

- Jon Queally, staff writer

Charlotte Observer: Huge inequalities in income not inevitable

Date: 
February 20, 2014

Charlotte Observer

Two reports released this week take a look at widening income inequality in the U.S. from a state and local level with some eye-opening revelations.