U.S. Real Mean Household Income Growth Chart 1967-2011

In the September 20, 2010 post I first highlighted the lack of significant long-term growth in Real Median Income. Doug Short, in his September 18 blog post titled “U.S. Household Incomes:  A 44-Year Perspective,” has a variety of charts and commentary on various facets of Household Income distributions and growth. One chart, seen below, seems … Read more U.S. Real Mean Household Income Growth Chart 1967-2011

Average Hourly Earnings Trends

I have written many blog posts concerning the worrisome trends in income and earnings. Along these lines, one of the measures showing disconcerting trends is that of hourly earnings. While the concept of hourly earnings can be defined and measured in a variety of ways, below are a few charts that I believe broadly illustrate … Read more Average Hourly Earnings Trends

Median Household Income & Poverty Measures For 2011

Yesterday saw the release of  “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2011″ (pdf) from the U.S. Census Bureau. As seen on page 5: Median household income was $50,054 in 2011, a 1.5 percent decline in real terms from 2010.  This was the second consecutive annual decline in household income. In 2011, real median … Read more Median Household Income & Poverty Measures For 2011

Volatility In Income Among The Most Affluent Americans

In the October 22-23 Wall Street Journal, there was an article titled “The Wild Ride Of The 1%.” This article discusses the fluctuations, and causes of fluctuations, of the wealth of the country’s most affluent. While the entire article is worthwhile reading, I found the following excerpts to be particularly notable: The American rich, who … Read more Volatility In Income Among The Most Affluent Americans

Article On Household Incomes – Notable Excerpts

Yesterday the New York Times had an article titled “Recession Officially Over, U.S. Incomes Kept Falling.”  It discusses trends in real median family income over the last few years. While the entire article is worthwhile, here are a few excerpts I found most notable: In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic … Read more Article On Household Incomes – Notable Excerpts

U.S. Real Mean Household Income Growth Chart 1967-2010

In the September 20, 2010 post (“Real Median Household Income & Poverty Measures“) I highlighted the lack of significant long-term growth in Real Median Household Income. As I stated in that post: …Real Median Household Income has experienced anemic growth for decades. Doug Short, in his September 13 blog post titled “U.S. Household Incomes:  A … Read more U.S. Real Mean Household Income Growth Chart 1967-2010

Real Median Household Income & Poverty Measures For 2010

Yesterday saw the release of  “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2010″ (pdf) from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Real Median Household Income was $49,445 in 2010, as seen on page 5.  On page 14, the Poverty Rate is seen at 15.1%, encompassing 46.2 million people. As seen on the chart on page … Read more Real Median Household Income & Poverty Measures For 2010

U.S. Real Household Income Growth Chart

In the September 20, 2010 post (“Real Median Household Income & Poverty Measures“) I highlighted the lack of significant long-term growth in Real Median Household Income. As I stated in that post: …Real Median Household Income has experienced anemic growth for decades. Doug Short, in his August 30 blog post titled “U.S. Household Incomes:  A … Read more U.S. Real Household Income Growth Chart

Real Median Household Income & Poverty Measures

As seen in the recently (September 16) released “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2009” (pdf) from the U.S. Census Bureau, Real Median Household Income was $49,777 in 2009, as seen on page 6.  On page 14, the Poverty Rate is seen at 14.3%, encompassing 43.6 million people. As seen on … Read more Real Median Household Income & Poverty Measures