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Five reasons the US job market is not as rosy as it looks

/   Dominic Rushe, The Guardian

According to the Economic Innovation Group, 52.3 million Americans live in “economically distressed communities” – a measure that includes poverty rates, housing vacancies and education as well as income and hiring. That represents one in six Americans, or 17% of the US population. … By: Dominic Rushe, The Guardian Read the full article here.

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Munis: A Path To Bridge The Wealth Gap

/   VanEck, Seeking Alpha

A widely cited recent study from the Economic Innovation Group helps quantify just how uneven the recovery has been. The study, which examined the years from 2011 to 2015, looked at seven key metrics to evaluate the economic health of communities by zip code throughout the U.S.: adults without a high school diploma, poverty rates,…

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December 5: Philadelphia Tenants Union | LGBT archives | Arts & Crafts Holdings

/   Diana Lu, PlanPhilly

Contributing to CityLab, the Economic Innovation Group cautions that certain demographic groups disproportionately suffer economic inequality and health inequality in America. … By: Diana Lu, PlanPhilly Read the full article here.

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Economic Inequality and Health Inequality Are Inextricably Linked

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, CityLab

Our organization, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), works to shed light on the socioeconomic fault lines dividing American communities. We recently cross-walked county-level measures of economic well-being from EIG’s Distressed Communities Index (DCI) with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), finding that distressed counties have drug death rates that are on…

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The Great Recession Is Still With Us

/   Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

“The prime years of the national economic recovery bypassed many of America’s most vulnerable places altogether,” a report from the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington-based think tank and advocacy group, has found. “Far from achieving even anemic growth from 2011 to 2015, distressed communities instead experienced what amounts to a deep ongoing recession, with a…

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