Household income down 4.8 percent since “economic recovery” began

A new report shows that real median household income, while improved since the end last year, is still down by 4.8 percent since the “economic recovery” began in June 2009.

That’s actually larger than the 2.6 percent decline in income that occurred during the official recession period from December 2007 to June 2009, and means that median household income is now 7.2 percent below the December 2007 level.

The findings are contained in Sentier Research’s report, “Changes in Household Income During the Economic Recovery: June 2009 to June 2012.

Median annual household income declined during the recession from $54,916 in December 2007 to $53,508 in June 2009. During the so-called recovery, it continued to fall, to $50,964.

“Based on our data, almost every group is worse off now than it was three years ago, with the exception of households with householders 65 years old and over,” said Gordon Green of Sentier Research. “For some groups of households _ Blacks, men living alone, younger and upper middle-age brackets, those with some college but no degree, the unemployed, the self-employed, and those living in the West _ the declines tended to be larger than average.”

8 comments Add your comment


August 24th, 2012
10:22 am

So this is what he means by Change ?

Disgruntled Georgian

August 24th, 2012
11:28 am

I hear ya, YEAH RIGHT. Thanks a lot, Governor Deal.


August 24th, 2012
11:34 am

More bad news during B.O.’s reign!


August 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

“Hope” our pay goes up when “change” happens in Nov!

Thulsa Doom

August 24th, 2012
1:02 pm

Thank you Mr. Obama. The weakest recovery from a recession since the great depression. This is what happens when you hire a community orgnizer as president.

Neal C

August 24th, 2012
4:38 pm

hope and change!
yes we can!
change you can believe in!
rise up!


August 25th, 2012
6:18 am

Lets just focus on Mitt Romneys tax returns!!


August 25th, 2012
12:39 pm

Yeah new jobs at $10 an hour does not help anyone … We need jobs that pay $$$ but they all washed up when the CEO got a raise and sold the company $$$