May 22, 2022

Full Text Article: Data: “Measuring Wage Inequality Within and Across U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2003–13”

The following article appears in the September 2015 Issue of Monthly Labor Review published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From the Article:

This article shows that location, size, and occupational composition play important roles in determining the level of wage inequality within and across U.S. metropolitan areas. Larger areas, especially in the Northeast and on the West Coast, typically have greater wage inequality, while smaller areas, many of which are in the South and Midwest, have less inequality. Metropolitan areas with high concentrations of employment in higher paying occupations also tend to have greater inequality.

The article includes 15 charts and data tables.

HTML and PDF (18 pages) versions of the article are available.

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