Household Income Increase

— NPR's John Ydstie reports new data from a Census Bureau study suggests that most US households enjoyed an income increase last year. The median annual household income was 35-thousand 500 dollars...up 410 dollars over 1995. That statistic is used as a broad gauge of the economy. People in the lowest income groups did not experience their share of the increase, while the richest Americans saw their income jump more than two-percent.



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