With the exception of a viewership boost from the Olympics in 2012, viewership has been declining since 2011.
–from Business Insider
The US has the highest health care costs in the OECD, but has a lower life expectancy. It’s a significant outlier.
–data from OECD
This chart shows the decline of wage growth for most Americans, which really fell compared to the richest Americans beginning in 1998. Growth flattened starting in the 1960’s when large numbers of women starting working.
There has been no employment growth in non-metro counties in the past year. Indeed, since the recovery began, suburban and rural areas have been almost entirely left out of the benefits.
–from The Washington Post
The proportion of people living in middle income neighborhoods is down from 65% in 1970 to 42%, a substantial decline and evidence of the stratification of American society.
–from Mother Jones
There are only a handful of outlier metros that educated Americans are moving to, most notably the Bay Area and Raleigh, NC. The biggest and most well-known college towns (Ann Arbor, Ithaca, Ames, etc.) have extremely high shares of educated residents, largely due to their academic company-town environments. Click through for a searchable, interactive version.
Racial unemployment rates have long been stratified, but since the recession began and the rates briefly closed in, they have been separating again, with unemployment for black Americans reaching 16%.
–from The Atlantic