Report: Income inequality continues to grow in U.S.

THE WEALTHIEST ONE PERCENT of families in Rhode Island had an average salary that was 18.2 percent higher than the average salary of the other 99 percent of families in the state in 2015. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE
PROVIDENCE - Income inequality in the United States has continued to grow in the years since the Great Recession, though the gap in Rhode Island isn’t as large as it is in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts, a new report shows. The wealthiest one percent of families in the U.S. took home an average of 26.3…

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