"Here is an embiggened version of the infamous jobs chart prepared by Obama administration economists Jared Bernstein and Christina Romer back in January 2009 (and now updated again by me with data from the August jobs report)."
Median Household Income Change After Recession
"American families continued to take an economic pounding in 2010, with median household income declining, health insurance rates remaining dreary and the number of Americans living in poverty reaching a 52-year high, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
According to the yearly status update, real median income for U.S. households dipped by 2.3 percent, coming in at $49,445 in 2010.
The official poverty rate rose for the third year in a row, increasing by nearly a percentage point and topping out at 15.1 percent -- the highest rate since 1993. In real terms, that means that about 2.6 million people slipped below the poverty line last year, bringing the total of those living in poverty to 46.2 million nationwide."
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