Americans still worse off than they were four years ago

|By:, SA News Editor

Median household income was $52,100 in June, 6.1% below its level in December 2007, when the economic slump began, a report from two former Census Bureau officials shows.

The figure is also 4.4% below the amount in June 2009, when the recession ended.

"Groups with low incomes tended to have steeper declines in income," Gordon Green, one of the authors of the report.

The only group in the study that have enjoyed an increase in income since the end of the slump are households headed by people aged 65-74.