The Economic Policy Institute, a think-tank that focuses on the needs of low and middle class workers, released "The State of Working America, 12th Edition" which shows that the U.S. wealth gap has continued to grow over the past decade.
The report also calls the first 10 years of the 21st century a "lost decade" for middle class Americans.
The median U.S. net work has taken a nosedive to $57,000 in 2010 from $73,000 in 1983. According to the study, "had wealth grown equally across households", the median net worth would be $119,000.
The report suggests that economic policies, including U.S. policymakers failure to take action, have lowed the chances of workers to benefit from the U.S.'s economic growth and has contributed to the widening wealth gap in the country.
The State of Working America, 12th Edition also provides some historical analysis. 50 years ago, the top one percent had 125 times the network of the median household. In 2010, the top one percent had 288 times the middle class net worth.
The report also said: