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While older Americans generally have more in assets than other age groups, COVID-19 presents unique income challenges.
The average price of goods overall declined 0.8% from March to April. However, average prices for food staples rose 2.6%.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 527,000 people were employed by the animal slaughtering and processing industry in May 2019.
As the year draws to a close, it’s natural to be retrospective. But with so many measures of the American economy, what’s the best way to take stock of 2019?
Manufacturing's smaller role is apparent in all but a few states and subsectors of the industry.
America has grown wealthier since the Great Recession. But that growth has been uneven.
Government data shows that while economy-wide measures have been improving since the Great Recession, the retail industry has stagnated, or in the case of brick and mortar stores, even worsened. Online retail, however, has consistently grown for the last two decades.
Median income increased 0.9% while earnings went up 3.4%. The official poverty rate fell to 11.8%, significantly lower than in 2007 before the recession.
The two mortgage giants have portfolios accounting for more than half of the $10 trillion outstanding mortgage debt in America. They have been under federal control since 2008.
The GDP has grown and jobs have increased over the decade, but that growth hasn’t been uniform across industries and states.
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