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

by Quoctrung Bui
Sep 13, 2013

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Workers' weekly earnings have grown while household incomes have declined, because fewer people are working. Home prices have recovered since September 2008 Student debt has grown while others have fallen

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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.

Correction: The headline initially said "four charts." Thanks to the commenter who pointed out that there are, in fact, five charts in this post.

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