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Why Is Wage Growth In Massachusetts Lagging Behind The Rest Of The Country?15:00
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The gap between the rich and the poor is a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its booming innovation economy -- and its growing number of people struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder. Here's construction in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District in March. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The gap between the rich and the poor is a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its booming innovation economy -- and its growing number of people struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder. Here's construction in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District in March. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Earlier this week, there was that splashy headline: "U.S. Census Bureau Announces A Big Jump In Median Household Income — 5.2% — The First Big Increase Since The Great Recession! The subhead is a little more sobering: Wages are still lagging behind where they were before the year 2000.

When it comes to the Massachusetts economy, the picture here is even more complicated. New analysis released today show that Bay State workers didn't even enjoy that 5.2 percent bump.

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Evan Horowitz, policy writer for The Boston Globe. He tweets @GlobeHorowitz.

This segment aired on September 15, 2016.

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