The richest U.S. neighborhoods are getting richer when it comes to benefiting from economic gains. More than half of the national rise in U.S. employment from 2011 to 2015 occurred in the nation’s most prosperous postal codes with the “strongest starting fundamentals,” according to a study released Monday by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington researcher. The most distressed parts of the country, meanwhile, saw a 0.1 percent decline in jobs, highlighting the uneven nature of the economic recovery along geographic lines.

By: Jordan Yadoo, Bloomberg

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