Rise of top 10% shares driven by market Incomes: Share of national income claimed by top 10% of households, 1979-2019

  Market income Income after transfers and taxes
1979 9.0% 7.0%
1980 9.8% 7.8%
1981 9.6% 7.9%
1982 10.2% 8.6%
1983 10.8% 9.0%
1984 11.0% 9.3%
1985 11.5% 9.8%
1986 15.4% 13.3%
1987 11.3% 9.2%
1988 13.4% 11.2%
1989 13.7% 11.5%
1990 13.1% 10.9%
1991 12.0% 9.7%
1992 13.2% 10.5%
1993 12.4% 9.5%
1994 12.3% 9.2%
1995 13.1% 9.8%
1996 15.2% 11.4%
1997 16.4% 12.6%
1998 17.4% 13.7%
1999 17.8% 14.1%
2000 18.6% 14.8%
2001 15.6% 12.1%
2002 14.2% 10.8%
2003 14.9% 11.4%
2004 18.1% 14.1%
2005 18.8% 14.7%
2006 19.3% 15.3%
2007 21.4% 17.2%
2008 17.3% 13.4%
2009 15.9% 11.8%
2010 17.6% 13.1%
2011 17.4% 13.0%
2012 20.3% 15.4%
2013 17.2% 12.3%
2014 18.3% 13.2%
2015 18.3% 13.2%
2016 17.6% 12.6%
2017 18.2% 13.4%
2018 19.0% 14.1%
2019 17.0% 12.7%

Source: Congressional Budget Office (2022).

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