67% of USA counties still in recession — lower incomes than 2009

[ Time magazine points out that most of the green counties are oil drilling locations, which in 2016 are quickly losing jobs ]

Wilson, C. December 15, 2015. See How Well Your Neighbors Have Recovered From the Recession. Time Magazine.

The recession may have officially ended in mid-2009, but millions of working Americans have seen their income remain stagnant. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm that the median household income in the U.S. was $53,482 between 2010 and 2014, down from $56,568 between 2005 and 2009 when adjusted for inflation—a drop of 5%. Only 1,038 of 3,142 counties have a higher median income than they did five years ago. The following map shades every county by its growth or decline in median income since 2009.

Time mag most of USA still not recovered since 2009

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