Employment disparity rises between rich and poor

09/16/2013 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

The divide between the employment rate of wealthy and poor Americans has reached its widest since the government began tracking such data a decade ago, according to an analysis performed for The Associated Press. Joblessness among households earning less than $20,000 a year is almost the same as the overall rate during the Great Depression: 21%. The unemployment rate is 3.2% among households earning more than $150,000 a year.

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