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caption: Dow Constantine in the KUOW studios.
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Dow Constantine in the KUOW studios.
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Dow Constantine: Inequality is not sustainable

There is more evidence that the middle class is shrinking in metropolitan Seattle. A report from the Pew Research Center says the middle class has slipped by 7 percent since 2000 to just over half the region’s households.

Here’s where our region is different from the overall trend: the households replacing those in the middle class here are mostly richer, not poorer.

Economy reporter Carolyn Adolph discusses this issue with King County Executive Dow Constantine.