Report: Democrat-dominated states have much higher levels of income inequality

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2018

Eight of the 10 states with the highest levels of income inequality were won by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

New York tops the list in income inequality. / AP

In states Clinton won, the top incomes were on average 23.6 times the average income for the other 99 percent, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.

The most unequal state is New York, where top earners make 44 times what other households do, the report said.

Of the top 10 states for income inequality, Clinton won New York, Connecticut, Nevada, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington.

President Donald Trump won only Florida and Wyoming out of the most unequal states, the report said.

Alaska has the smallest income gap, with the top one percent earning an average of $910,059, 12.7 times the average of $71,876 for everyone else. Trump got 53 percent of the vote there.

“The rise of top incomes relative to the bottom 99 percent represents a sharp reversal of the trend that prevailed in the mid-20th century,” the report said.

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