Politik

USA-valet, uppåt för familjernas inkomster ger draghjälp åt demokraterna

Mitt i alla negativa nyheter om demokraternas presidentkandidat så kommer nyheten att familjernas inkomster har stigit rejält under 2015. Vilket bör ge draghjälp för Hillary Clinton, förutsatt att hon hinner repa sig före den första presidentdebatten den 26:e september.

Binyamin Appelbaum skriver i New York Times:
U.S. Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015, Breaking Pattern of Stagnation

Household incomes for American families rose strongly in 2015, breaking a yearslong pattern of income stagnation. The median household’s income in 2015 was $56,516, an increase of 5.2 percent over the previous year — the largest one-year rise since at least 1967, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

The income gains represent an important turning point in the recovery from the 2008 recession, showing that recent economic gains are being distributed more broadly.

“It has been a long slog from the depths of the Great Recession, but things are finally starting to improve for many American households,” said Chris G. Christopher Jr., director of consumer economics at IHS Global Insight.

The economic recovery, however, remains incomplete. The median is still 1.6 percent lower than in 2007, before the recession. It also remains 2.4 percent lower than the peak reached during the boom of the late 1990s. The number of people living in poverty also remains elevated, although it shrank last year by 3.5 million, or roughly 8 percent

En mycket positiv nyhet m.a.o.,