Us income inequality continues to grow in 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the united states made more than 25 times what families in the bottom 99 percent did, according to a paper from the.
Income inequality is a growing problem in the united states the richest americans have reaped a disproportional amount of economic growth while worker wages have failed to keep pace and the $15. The united states census bureau studies on inequality of household income and individual income show lower levels of inequality than some other sources (saez and piketty, and the cbo), but do not include data for the highest-income households where most of change in income distribution has occurred.
Income inequality facts from 2000 through 2006, the number of americans living in poverty increased 15 percent by 2006, almost 33 million workers earned less than $10 per hour.
2 there’s no such thing as the 99% and the 1% class divisions, at least when measured by income rather than wealth, are actually quite fluid in the united states.