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Middle-Out Economics
Downtown Danville, IL

More Data, Same Problem: A Wide Look at Income Trends in the Middle Class

bars icon Charts Different data sources concur that middle-class market incomes have grown slowly, if at all, despite significant growth in the economy at large.

Apprentices with Ocean Spray Cranberries attend a ceremony

The Underuse of Apprenticeships in America

bars icon Charts The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships, a proven workforce training tool that would help American businesses, workers, and the U.S. economy as a whole.

Nongyu Li, at left, holds his yet to be named newborn daughter alongside his wife Jennifer Gu

5 Charts that Show How Increasing Income Inequality Leads to Less Opportunity

bars icon Charts High levels of income inequality are strongly related to low levels of economic mobility and opportunity, as these graphs clearly show.

5 Charts on the State of the Middle Class

bars icon Charts In five charts, David Madland and Nick Bunker show that the middle class faces a number of economic challenges.