Rich-poor employment gap now widest on record
(Source: Huffington Post, September 16, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families — those earning less than $20,000 — have topped 21 percent, nearly matching the rate for all workers during the 1930s Great Depression.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013