Increasing Economic Inequality in New York City

September 27, 2012 -- Alliance for a Greater New York

Despite popular belief to the contrary, economic inequality remains prevalent in all of New York City’s five boroughs. Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau on earnings and poverty show that poverty increased slightly, Latino and Black households lost income, the rich got richer, and working communities continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. 

Partnership for Working Families affiliate, ALIGN, examined the statistics, providing a detailed borough-by-borough breakdown of the disparity facing New Yorkers. 

Hear ALIGN’s Executive Director Matt Ryan give a brief rundown of the current economic state of each of New York City’s boroughs and how it affects working families.