Household incomes in the United States have rebounded from their 2012 bottom in the wake of the Great Recession. And for the most part, the typical incomes of households headed by less-educated adults as well as more-educated adults have increased.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed over the past decade.
Nearly six-in-ten people in the United States say the economic situation is very or somewhat good, the most positive assessment of the economy since 2007.
The U.S. Hispanic population reached 57 million in 2015, but a drop-off in immigration from Latin America and a declining birth rate among Hispanic women has curbed overall growth of the population and slowed the dispersion of Hispanics through the U.S.
More than half (50.9%) of the nation's nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.
The gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record. In 2013, the median wealth of the nation’s upper-income families ($639,400) was nearly seven times the median wealth of middle-income families ($96,500).
The median wealth of white households was 13 times the wealth of black households and 10 times that of Hispanic households in 2013, compared with eight and nine times, respectively, in 2010.
Although the official unemployment rate was down to 6.2% in July, many economists and other analysts have concluded that that measure doesn't fully capture what's happened to the U.S. economy since the Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2009.
The U.S. finally has more jobs than it did before the Great Recession, but that's not nearly enough to keep pace with the growing population.
A map from the Washington Post shows the states where the expiration of unemployment benefits on Saturday will have the most impact.