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How Much (Or Little) The Middle Class Makes, In 30 U.S. Cities

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What do families in the middle of the income distribution actually make in cities around the United States?

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50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map

Monday, February 23, 2015

Union membership has been on a steady decline nationally since the middle of the last century. Watch as membership declines in states across the country.

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The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.

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Is The Planet Money Short Making Money?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Earlier this month we shorted the entire stock market. Check back here to see how it's doing.

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.

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How Much More (Or Less) Would You Make If We Rolled Back Inequality?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?

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Where Wages Are Rising (And Falling), In 1 Graph

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.

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Who Studies What? Men, Women And College Majors

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Earlier this month we covered the gender gap among computer science students. But what does it look like for other majors?

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Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America's Most Popular Costumes

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and movies like World War Z, zombies are climbing the costume charts. The undead have risen from the 13th most popular costume up to No. 4 in just five years.

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The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?

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The Best And Worst Of The 2014 Midterm Political Ads

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This year, political ads are getting interesting with a couple of fear-mongering ads featuring Ebola.

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40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Households at the top saw the biggest gains. Those at the bottom stagnated. But what about the people in between?

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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's a Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Yes, unemployment has gone up. But not everywhere.

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Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.

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Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.

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Inequality Is Falling On Planet Earth

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.

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When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Experts are more likely than the general public to buy generic products — but not always. Here's a breakdown of which foods and drugs experts buy generic.

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How The Millennials May Save America

Monday, July 14, 2014

Millennials are the most populous generation in America. From a demographic perspective, this is very good news.

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