Household net worth soared during the pandemic
Oct 19, 2023

Household net worth soared during the pandemic

The pandemic was a financial rollercoaster for many, but it turns out the median household saw a 37% jump in net worth from 2019 to 2022 after adjusting for inflation.

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Things like pandemic relief checks and extended unemployment helped U.S. households' median net worth soar 37% between 2019 to 2022 after adjusting for inflation.
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