U.S. employment rate 1971-2015, by income tier

Employment rate in the United States from 1971 to 2015, by income tier

U.S. employment rate 1971-2015, by income tier This statistic shows the U.S. employment rate from 1971 to 2015, by income tier. In 2015, about 66 percent of U.S. adult residents that were part of the middle class, were employed. This study defined middle class income households as those with an income between 67 and 200 percent of the U.S. median household income, after adjustment for household size. Middle class income ranges from about 42,000 U.S. dollars to about 126,000 U.S. dollars per year for a three-person household.
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Employment rate in the United States from 1971 to 2015, by income tier

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Lower income classMiddle income classUpper income class
201538%66%78%
201136%65%78%
200142%72%81%
199138%68%78%
198135%66%76%
197135%62%72%
Lower income classMiddle income classUpper income class
201538%66%78%
201136%65%78%
200142%72%81%
199138%68%78%
198135%66%76%
197135%62%72%
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This statistic shows the U.S. employment rate from 1971 to 2015, by income tier. In 2015, about 66 percent of U.S. adult residents that were part of the middle class, were employed. This study defined middle class income households as those with an income between 67 and 200 percent of the U.S. median household income, after adjustment for household size. Middle class income ranges from about 42,000 U.S. dollars to about 126,000 U.S. dollars per year for a three-person household.
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