Are You In the 1%?

Where you sit in the country's economic hierarchy?

Thanks to research from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a nonpartisan think tank, we now have an in-depth analysis of income distribution trends.  


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via EPI.


EPI's website also has an interactive fact sheet that displays in-depth information state by state.  On those fact sheets visitors can find statistics including what percentage of income growth the top 1% has snagged since 1979 and 2007 and how much income has grown for the top 1% and the bottom 99% between 2009 and 2012.

In 17 states, all income growth between 2009 and 2012 went to the top 1%.

New York and Connecticut are the two most unequal states, with the average 1%-er earning over 48 times what the rest of those states' populations earn. West Virginia is the least unequal state with a still-huge income disparity of 16 to 1 on average.

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