Youre Working More and Making Less

This post originally appeared on Mother Jones.

We’ll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks.Yesterday’s chartlooked at the history of the 1 percent, from ancient Rome to today.

Today, another look at how middle-class incomes have been stuck in neutral while the rest of the economy has grown. In 2012, the median household income (adjusted for inflation) was the same as it was in 1996.


Sources: Household income:US Census; economic growth:St. Louis Fed; 1 percent:Emmanuel Saezand Thomas Piketty (Excel); corporate profits:St. LouisFed

Illustrations and infographic design byMattias Mackler?