The usual metrics used to assess the economy—unemployment rate, median wage, gross domestic product—fail to paint an accurate picture of the lives of American workers. Households face a host of financial difficulties, including stagnating wages, increasing expenses, and volatile income. These day-to-day experiences are not reflected in national narratives about the economy. What’s truly happening financially across the U.S. and what are the greatest financial challenges facing American workers?
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