Class of 2018

The top 1 percent of families in the United States took home an average of 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent in 2015. Find out what it takes to be in the top 1 percent in every state, county, and metro area. Read the report

The Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 will have profound implications for 17.3 million state and local government workers and the services they provide.

The members of the Class of 2018 have better job prospects than any other class since the Great Recession. But they still face major challenges.

On the 50th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign, EPI is producing a series of snapshots illuminating why poverty persists and how public policy has helped or fallen short in the goal of eradicating poverty.

EPI in the news

  • Washington Post | August 16, 2018
  • The Guardian | August 16, 2018
  • Fortune | August 16, 2018
  • NPR | August 16, 2018
  • The Huffington Post | August 16, 2018
  • VICE | August 15, 2018
  • The Guardian | August 14, 2018

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