Median U.S. income: Still stagnating.

Middle-Class Incomes: Still Dead in the Water

Middle-Class Incomes: Still Dead in the Water

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Sept. 16 2014 12:43 PM

Middle-Class Incomes: Still Dead in the Water

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U.S. Census Bureau

One day, there will probably be some news about middle-class incomes worth celebrating.

Today is not that day. In its big income and poverty report, the Census Bureau reported that the median household income was $51,939 in 2013, statistically unchanged from a year before. I'm thinking of a word. It begins with "stag" and ends with "nation."

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.