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US / Top charts of 2012 by the Economic Policy Institute

EPI’s top charts of 2012 are drawn from our flagship publication, The State of Working America; regularly updated Economic Indicators; weekly Economic Snapshots; and posts on Working Economics, the EPI blog. Taken together, they illustrate that in 2013, policymakers must do more to ensure the U.S. economy works for all Americans.

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via Charting the state of the U.S. economy: EPI’s top charts of 2012 | Economic Policy Institute.

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