Here’s exactly how much the weak recovery cost you

Here’s exactly how much the weak recovery cost you

If the current economic recovery had kept pace with other post-World War II recoveries, the average American would have $2,700 more in annual income.

That is the number crunched by the American Action Forum, a right-of-center think tank, based on personal income data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Slow income growth for Americans is one of the signs that Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reads for making decisions about whether to loosen or tighten monetary policy. She listed it among the five factors on her “economic dashboard” in March.


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