Economic disparities vary widely both within states and across the country. A recent study by the Economic Innovation Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, found that the vast majority of new jobs in the US are clustered in the country’s most well-off places. From 2011 through 2015, only 1 of every 4 new jobs was created in the bottom 60 percent of ZIP Codes.

By: Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor

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