Chart of the day

Posted: 6 July 2016 in Uncategorized
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2015-3

This is my own chart—showing the dramatic changes in the shares of income going to the bottom 90 percent, the top 1 percent, and the remainder of the top 10 percent—from the latest data on inequality in the United States created and disseminated by Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty.

Saez and Piketty need to be credited for making their data available. Readers should feel free to use this chart and reproduce it as they wish. . .

Update

And here are the data from which I created the chart:

BOTTOM 90% 90th TO 99th PERCENTILE TOP 1%
1979 66.99 24.02 9.00
1980 66.46 24.39 9.15
1981 66.68 24.39 8.93
1982 65.73 24.51 9.76
1983 65.02 24.70 10.28
1984 64.67 24.70 10.63
1985 64.03 24.88 11.09
1986 62.14 24.72 13.14
1987 62.70 25.55 11.75
1988 60.22 25.13 14.65
1989 60.66 25.53 13.81
1990 60.62 25.57 13.81
1991 61.22 26.06 12.72
1992 59.69 26.09 14.22
1993 59.95 26.37 13.68
1994 59.87 26.49 13.65
1995 58.50 26.88 14.62
1996 57.31 26.86 15.84
1997 56.23 26.78 16.99
1998 55.65 26.66 17.69
1999 54.99 26.64 18.37
2000 54.71 26.00 19.30
2001 56.85 26.39 16.76
2002 57.05 27.04 15.91
2003 56.48 27.13 16.39
2004 55.13 26.75 18.12
2005 53.42 26.55 20.04
2006 52.45 26.69 20.86
2007 51.97 26.51 21.51
2008 53.03 27.40 19.57
2009 54.15 28.37 17.48
2010 52.92 28.25 18.83
2011 52.59 28.56 18.85
2012 50.82 27.96 21.22
2013 52.39 28.69 18.92
2014 51.43 28.55 20.02
2015 51.21 28.48 20.31
Comments
  1. Hi David: Great Chart! But the bottom piece in purple should read, “Bottom 90%” right? J

  2. David F. Ruccio says:

    Oops! I’ll fix it and replace it. Thanks. . .

  3. David F. Ruccio says:

    Done! I’ve posted the correctly labelled chart.

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