Washington, DC- Ahead of the State of the Union Address, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a new county by county report highlighting the problem of income inequality in Pennsylvania. Senator Casey discussed the data and called on Congress to focus on closing the income gap in the new year by raising the minimum wage, extending unemployment insurance and investing in early education.
“Income inequality is a problem that impacts all facets of our state’s economy, from middle class families to small businesses who depend on customers to thrive,” Senator Casey said. “I’m calling on Congress to take steps this year to address income inequality in the short and long term. Congress should move quickly to vote on an increase in the minimum wage while working on a plan to invest in early education so every child has a better shot at reaching their full potential.”
The county-by-county numbers for Pennsylvania are attached.