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U.S. incomes rose but inequality widened in 2017: data

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By Katanga JohnsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The median U.S. household income rose for a third straight year in 2017 to the highest on record since 1967 by one measure, but the gap between white- and non-white households widened, government data showed on Wednesday.The Census Bureau said in its Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage and Supplemental Poverty Measure report that median household incomes increased 1.8 percent to $61,400 last year."Without adjusting for the change in the income questions, 2017 has the highest median household income on record since 1967," said Jonathan ...

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 00:02 IST
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