Income still weak since recession
Median annual household income of Americans continues to be weaker than at the end of the recession in 2009, even though the unemployment rate is improving. Median household income is down 4.4 percent since June 2009.
Median U.S. household income
In June 2013 dollars,
January 2000: $56,143
Percentage of labor force that is unemployed, seasonally adjusted
October 2009: 10.1%
January 2000: 4%
SOURCE: Sentier Research, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. GRAPHIC: Tobey - The Washington Post. Published Aug. 21, 2013.