Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Economic Policy Institute Releases Report About Income Inequality

The Economic Policy Institute has released a report by Estelle Sommeillar and Mark Price about income inequality in the United States between 1917 and 2012.  The report includes information about all 50 states.  

In Maryland, while income has grown overall, the top 1% saw large gains in income during the last few decades, while the bottom 99% saw only modest gains.  

Maryland: Change in Income 1979-2007

Top 1% - Increase of 202.1%
Bottom 99% - Increase of 37%

View the full report HERE and look-up data for individual states.

Click HERE to view the Maryland report.

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