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Jobs, Debt And Home Prices Since The Crisis, In Five Charts

The housing bust started in 2006. The recession started in 2007. But it was in September, 2008 – five years ago this month – that the financial crisis hit its most intense moments. Here's a look at how U.S. households have fared since then.

Home prices have recovered since September 2008
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Household debt levels have declined
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Student debt has grown while others have fallen
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Workers' weekly earnings have grown while household incomes have declined, because fewer people are working.
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Correction: The headline initially said "four charts." Thanks to the commenter who pointed out that there are, in fact, five charts in this post.