A new study finds that America’s poorest areas have seen little to no benefit from the economic recovery that kicked in following the Great Recession.

The Economic Innovation Group, a new nonprofit research and advocacy organization, found that from 2010 to 2013, the most distressed 10% of zip codes, defined as having high poverty, low education, and low employment, lost 13% of their jobs and saw more than one in 10 business establishments close. More than 50 million Americans live in these zip codes.

By: Rob Wile, Fusion

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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