Great Recession hit lower income earners hardest
With our high rates of employment and homeownership and low poverty, the Twin Cities has an impressive social and economic profile compared to other large U.S. metro areas.
See the full MetroStat: Income inequality continues to plague Twin Cities (pdf)
But that’s not the whole story, nor do these successes insulate our region from disparities and inequality.
In the first in a three-part series on income inequality, the Council’s Research Department follows up on a New York Times analysis from last fall called “The Geography of U.S. Inequality,” and examines income inequality in the Twin Cities 7-county region between 1990 and 2015.