Income & Output

The last several years have been difficult for the working people of America. Inflation is soaring at a pace not seen since the early 1980s, eating up wage increases. If they have a 401(k) or...
The share of Americans living below the poverty line fell each year from 2012 to 2019 – declining from 15.9% to 12.3% over the eight-year period. Though disruptions relating to the COVID-19...
The Big Mac has been on the menu of McDonald’s, the largest fast-food chain in America, since 1967. It is the most famous sandwich in American cuisine. Back in 2007, on the sandwich’s 40-year...
What would morning breakfast be without the sound and taste of crispy and salty bacon combined with the yellow richness of eggs? It’s a mainstay on diner menus, whether served as a dish or as a...
You’ve saved and saved during your working years, and now it’s time to retire. Among the many decisions you have to make as you enter retirement is where to spend your golden years. While you may...
Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Places like Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco are home to large...
The number of Americans relying on government assistance for basic needs has been on the rise. According to the latest Census data, 12.4% of American households, nearly 16 million in all, received...
The July consumer price index numbers offered a glimmer of hope that inflation in the U.S. had started to slow. In June, consumer prices had been up 9.1% year over year. July’s CPI increased at a...
The United States ranks firmly among the wealthiest countries in the world. Still, not all Americans share in the country’s prosperity. Compared to other wealthy nations, the U.S. has a high degree...
In the first 20 years of the 21st century, real per capita income rose from $33,645 in 2000 to $47,241 in 2020. Income growth was not distributed evenly across the country, rising the most in...
Approximately 12 million new jobs will be created between 2020 and 2030,  a growth rate of nearly 8%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment growth will be led by new jobs in...
Big cities are the hallmark of American society, each embracing different music, sports teams, and art, culminating in a distinct culture for each metropolis. The way of life these cities offer...
Results from the 2020 census reveal some notable changes to the U.S. population over the last decade. The U.S. population grew by about 7% from 2010 to 2020. Over the same period, major cities such...
In the hunt for extraordinary employees, companies are looking to attract the best and brightest via multiple incentives. They may offer stock options, vacation days, work-from-home options, and...
Results from the 2020 census reveal some notable changes to the U.S. population over the last decade.  The U.S. population grew by about 7% from 2010 to 2020, or by about 20 million people. Over the...