Median incomes rise for the first time since Great Recession

Median household incomes were higher in 2016 than ever before, surpassing a record set nearly two-decades ago in 1999, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday. Those in America’s middle class earned an average of $59,039 in 2016, up nearly $1,000 from the 1999 high of $58,655. The figures for 2016 mark the second consecutive…