7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S. (2017)

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States today. Here are seven figures from the report you should know: 1. Real median household income of all male workers increased 3.0 percent from 2016, while real median earnings for their female counterparts saw no statistically significant change between 2016 and 2017. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Trump’s 2019 budget plan

Yesterday, President Trump released his fiscal year 2019 budget plan. The president’s annual budget request tells Congress how much money the president thinks the Federal government should spend on public needs and programs; tells Congress how much money the president thinks the government should take in through taxes and other sources of revenue; and tells Congress how large a deficit or surplus would result from the president’s proposal. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Marriage, family, and economics in 2017

The 2017 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States today. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Real median household income increased 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016—from $ 57,230 to $59,039. Continue Reading...