This June marks the five year anniversary of the official end of the Great Recession. Stock prices and corporate profits have surpassed their pre-recession peaks and the unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 6.3 percent. Many Americans, however, are not feeling the fruits of this growth. In fact, 57 percent of Americans still believe the economy is in a recession. While unemployment has fallen, many of the are low-wage, low-skill positions. Wage growth for the average American has hovered around 2 percent per year, barely keeping pace with inflation. Read Full Article
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