10 Charts of 2012: Changes in Household Income by Income Group

Source: Economic Policy Institute

Source: Economic Policy Institute

Today’s chart, again from the Economic Policy Institute’s State of Working America, looks at the rates of change in household income by income group.  What you can see is that most of the income growth in the country is occurring at the top of the income scale.  Income is growing 24x faster for the top 1% versus the bottom 20%.  In the bonus chart below, we see that this trend is even worse for capital income (stocks, bonds, and housing).  Even before the housing market crash, lower income folks were actually seeing declining capital incomes.

Source: Economic Policy Institute

Source: Economic Policy Institute

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