Median U.S. household income
In June 2013 dollars,
seasonally adjusted

June 2009:
$54,478

June:
$52,098

January 2000: $56,143

Unemployment rate
Percentage of labor force that is unemployed, seasonally adjusted

October 2009: 10.1%

July: 7.4%

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.