Americans now struggling more than Chinese to afford food
US incomes 'fell more after than during recession'
President Obama took office in the first quarter of 2009, when median household income was $54,797.63. As of the last quarter of 2011, median household income was $52,377.21.
New-home sales post worst year on record
New-home sales dropped in December, making 2011 the worst sales year on record.
1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed
Note to Class of 2012: More than half of young college graduates now jobless or underemployed.
US Poverty Rate to Hit Highest Level Since 1965, Economists Say
Economists told the Associated Press they expect the official U.S. poverty rate to rise to its highest level since 1965 when 2011 figures are released.
Under Obama Workforce Participation Drops to Record 30 Year Low
The labor-force participation rate -- the percentage of the civilian working-age population that is either working or looking for a job -- fell to 63.5 percent, the lowest since 1981.
Obama leaves $6 trillion debt to the next generation.