The middle class is growing again -- but slowly

After losing ground for years, the US middle class is slowly clawing its way back.

In 38 states, a larger share of households were "middle class" in 2016 than in 2013, according to a new Stateline analysis. This group, which is defined as earning between two-thirds and twice the state's size-adjusted median household income, had contracted in every state except Wyoming between 2000 and 2013.

However, there's still a lot of catching up to do: In 2016, there were 30 states where at least half of...


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