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Americans’ Net Worth Surged by a Record 37 Percent from 2019-2022

This reflects the pandemic era’s tremendous economic swings

Americans’ net worth surged at a historic pace from 2019 to 2022, a reflection of the pandemic era’s tremendous economic swings and the wealth generated from homeownership and financial assets, according to Federal Reserve data released Wednesday.

Real, or inflation-adjusted, median net worth swelled by 37 percent in 2022 from the pre-pandemic 2019, according to the Fed’s latest Survey of Consumer Finances, a triennial survey that’s been conducted since 1989 to comprehensively measure income, net worth, credit use, debt and other financial outcomes for American families.

Although backwards-looking, the Fed report details the financial foundation behind the continued resilience that’s fueled U.S. economic growth and jettisoned recession predictions.

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