middle class

  • economist Aug 1, 2019

    Compare Unemployment Rates by State

    With the unemployment rate holding steady at a 50-year low, the American economic engine is expanding. The economic recovery since the recession has been working in favor of the American public with some signs of slowing down.

  • US Federal Reserve May 1, 2019

    Many College Grads Feel Their Grip on Middle Class Loosening

    A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt. Yet college graduates aren’t as likely as they once were to feel they belong...

  • Jun 15, 2017

    Retro School Supplies You Used to Use in Class

    Just like calculus and art theory, there are some things you probably don’t bring with you once school ends. Take a trip back to school with these retro supplies you might’ve once begged mom or dad to buy.

  • Education Jun 15, 2017

    Backpack Index: The Cost of School Supplies Nearly Doubled in 10 Years

    The cost of raising a child has decreased slightly, but it’s a different story for their school supplies. They’ve gotten steadily more expensive since 2007. In the last decade, the price of supplies and extracurricular activities increased by 88 percent for elementary school students, 81 percent for middle school students and 68 percent for high school students, according to the...

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