Inequality Persists in U.S. Despite Record Income Gains

Household income growth only tells part of the story

It’s not all good news when it comes to U.S. household incomes, which climbed to a record last year. Inequality persists. While the median incomes for black and Hispanic households grew at more than double the rate of white households, earnings levels reveal a discouraging divide: non-Hispanic whites earned $65,041 last year while blacks made $39,490.

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