Posts tagged "median income"

Black women in Cook County make 61 cents on the dollar when compared to white men

The National Partnership for Women and Families recently released a report on the wage gap for African-American women in the U.S. We took a look at state and local data to see how big of a gap there is between a white man and a black woman’s median yearly income nationwide, statewide and in Cook... Read more »

Cook County Latinas make 44 cents on the dollar compared to white men

The National Partnership for Women and Families recently released a report on the wage gap for Latinas in the U.S. We took a look at state and local data to see how big of a gap there is between a white man and a Hispanic woman’s median yearly income nationwide, statewide and in Cook County.... Read more »

11 facts on how Chicago is doing with jobs, income, health and poverty

2011 may be so last year, but the facts about how we lived are just rolling in. Here are eleven about Chicago’s economy in 2011.    
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The rich get richer: Inequality up in Illinois

The rich get richer: Inequality up in Illinois
Even after the Occupy movement in Chicago fizzled out, the jargon remains. We’re now used to talking about our society in terms of the “99 percent” versus the “1 percent.” Looks like now we have even more reason to. New data released by the Census Bureau from the 2011 American Community survey shows that inequality... Read more »