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More Jobs Aren’t Making Americans Richer

And other key takeaways from new Census reports on the economy, poverty, and health care.
The average median household income remained stuck around $53,700 for the third consecutive year. (The cut line at 2014 shows a change in methodology.)
The average median household income remained stuck around $53,700 for the third consecutive year. (The cut line at 2014 shows a change in methodology.)U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau released its annual reports on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage Wednesday. The data explain why, despite a rise in employment numbers, Americans have been so pessimistic about the economy.

Here are three highlights: