Lifestyle

The 25 fastest-growing cities in America, ranked

WalletHub determined which US cities are currently seeing the most rapid economic growth. The October study analysed 515 cities of different population sizes based on 17 metrics that measure a city’s performance over a seven-year period. The 17 metrics, which included population growth and median household income, were weighted to […]
The 25 fastest-growing cities in America, ranked
Lifestyle

The 20 worst US cities for financial stability

SmartAsset analysed data to determine which cities in the US are the most financially stressed. The ranking is based on metrics ranging from unemployment rates to housing costs and even divorce rates. While financial stress is visible all over the US, Texas seems to be a real hot spot: The […]
The 20 worst US cities for financial stability
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The 15 states with the largest middle class

The size of the American middle class varies from state to state. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we found how many households fall between 2/3 and 200% of the median household income in each state. Here are the 15 states with the largest share of households falling in […]
The 15 states with the largest middle class
Markets

Americans are getting more optimistic about the economy

Consumer sentiment rose more than expected to 97.8 in the first half of March. Increasing optimism was concentrated among lower- and middle-class households. The gains come after disappointing sentiment readings at the beginning of 2019. Public confidence in the economy rose more than expected in the US in early March, […]
Americans are getting more optimistic about the economy
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The 50 best jobs in America for 2019

Job site Glassdoor released its annual ranking of the 50 best jobs in America. For the fourth year in a row, the top job in the US is data scientist. Glassdoor ranked the jobs based on three criteria: median base income, job satisfaction, and number of job openings in the […]
The 50 best jobs in America for 2019
Markets

Here’s the most affluent town in every state

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the highest median household income. There’s a large amount of overlap between income and educational attainment. Incomes vary widely across the United States. The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau […]
Here’s the most affluent town in every state
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The average household income in the 30 biggest US cities, ranked

Salaries are determined by several factors, including geography. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we looked at how much households bring in on average in the 30 biggest metropolitan areas in the US. Nineteen cities have an average income that exceeds the national mean household income of $US84,525, nine […]
The average household income in the 30 biggest US cities, ranked
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A proposed ‘wealth test’ could favour immigrants who earn 250% above the poverty rate, and it could be one of the Trump administration’s most far-reaching immigration actions to date

The Trump administration is proposing weighing immigrants’ income levels when determining if they should be allowed to enter the United States or receive a green card. The administration officially published a proposal for a new rule on the Federal Register on Wednesday, suggesting that immigrants be favoured if their households […]
A proposed ‘wealth test’ could favour immigrants who earn 250% above the poverty rate, and it could be one of the Trump administration’s most far-reaching immigration actions to date
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Here’s what the typical American worker earns at every age

Workers’ salaries vary by age, with older workers tending to make more than younger workers. Using data from the US Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey, Business Insider estimated the median income for full-time, year-round workers at every age. Incomes tended to gradually increase with age among workers in their […]
Here’s what the typical American worker earns at every age
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Here’s what people earn across Australia

In the 2015-16 financial year, the median personal income in Australia was $47,692. Western Australia had four of the top five local government areas with the highest median incomes during that year. The ACT has the highest median income in Australia. Tasmania has the lowest. If you’ve ever wondered what […]
Here’s what people earn across Australia
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Americans in almost every state saw their incomes go up last year

The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released data on personal income growth between 2016 and 2017 in each state and Washington DC. Income rose in every state except North Dakota, with Washington state taking the lead with a 4.8% jump in personal income. Personal income rose in every US state […]
Americans in almost every state saw their incomes go up last year
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Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they’re middle-class — here’s what the middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities

The Pew Research Center defines the US middle class as those earning 67% to 200% of the median household income. Middle-class Americans earned about $US40,425 to $US120,672 in 2016, according to Pew’s definition, but middle-class incomes vary at the state and city levels. Some Silicon Valley residents earning $US400,000 consider […]
Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they’re middle-class — here’s what the middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities
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INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s a breakdown of Australia’s wealth distribution

Australia has always lauded its working class culture, and the subsequent rise of the middle class, but the very nature of society is changing dramatically. In fact, we’re currently experiencing the biggest gap in wealth the country has ever seen. New research by social researchers McCrindle, based on the latest […]
INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s a breakdown of Australia’s wealth distribution
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INFOGRAPHIC: The wealthiest generation in Australia

Feel like you’re not earning enough money? Well, if you’re a Gen Y, you are earning far less than your grandparents. According to new research by McCrindle, an Australian social research company, the generation aged 65+ managed much higher income increases than the younger working age Gen Ys. Along with […]
INFOGRAPHIC: The wealthiest generation in Australia
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The highest paying jobs in every Australian state

If you’re seriously considering a career change to make more money, opting to be a surgeon could bring about a healthy salary bump. New data released in ATO’s annual Taxation Statistics report revealed the top 10 occupations in every Australian state based on the average taxable income. Surgeons came out […]
The highest paying jobs in every Australian state