Incomes in the U.S. showed a spectacular surge in 2015, according to the Census Bureau.
The median annual household income—the level at which half are above and half are below—rose 5.2% from a year earlier, or $2,800, after adjusting for inflation, to $56,500.
The gains were spread broadly, with nearly all age groups, household types, regions and racial or ethnic groups seeing increases.
The annual gain is the largest such increase since the Census Bureau began releasing such data in 1967.
This is not what a recession looks like.