Middle Income Chicagoans Take Hit

May 10, 2010  |  

(Chicago Breaking News) — The greater Chicago area’s economy over the last decade took a heavy toll on wages for middle-income workers, the Brookings Institution found in a census-data study released Sunday.

The middle-wage workers in the Chicago area and nearby parts of Indiana and Wisconsin earned $19.58 per hour in 2008, down 8.1 percent from 2000, Brookings found in an evaluation of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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