By Kevin Short
The massive and growing gulf between rich and poor is one of the direst challenges facing the U.S. economy.
Highlighting this gap, more than half of U.S. wage earners made less than $30,000 last year, according to an analysis released by the Social Security Administration on Tuesday. That’s not far above the $27,010 that marked the federal poverty line for a family of five in 2012.
We’ve created this infographic to help visualize the skewed income distribution in the country.