Infographic of the Day: Working Class Communities

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In the mid-20th century, the “working class” — workers engaged in manufacturing, construction, transportation and maintenance — comprised half the nation’s workforce. Today, the number is down to one fifth. Of the country’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Elkhard-Goshen, Indiana, has the highest percentage working-class population, 46.0%. The highest in Virginia is Harrisonburg, ranked 17th in the country, with 32.5%.


Richard Florida, Atlantic Cities blog.

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  1. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Gee, to give this post some real kick why not list how many “working class” jobs were lost thanks to Bill Clinton’s NAFTA and Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital?

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