Capitol Report: Jobs growth finally shows up in middle-class earnings

New data showing middle-class household incomes growing at the fastest rate since the recession seemed to confirm that a recovery that’s remained grudgingly slow and uneven is finally touching the lives of ordinary Americans.

Millions of Americans escaped poverty last year and incomes rose at their biggest gain ever, as the 6-year long economic recovery finally hit home for households. Median middle-class wages surged 5.2% between 2014 and 2015, the Census Department said Tuesday, the first annual increase since 2007, just before the economy plunged into recession.

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Even better, the strongest gains were concentrated among lower-income groups.

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