How Much Are Millennials Making in Each State?
Today's map comes from data buffs over at Business Insider. Using information from the Minnesota Population Center's 2014 "American Community Survey" in the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, journalists Andy Kiersz and Kathleen Elkins tracked where employed millennials (people born any year between 1981 and 1997) make the most dough. The results: DC workers earn the most with an average $43,000 a year, while those in Montana are on the other side of the scale with an average of $18,000 a year. However, Kiersz and Elkins also note that, "the youngest millennials are college-aged and may only be working part-time, which may skew the median downwards."
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