- Labor productivity index: 87.12 (+2.9% change from previous year)

- Median household income: $73,178 (0.0%)

Despite gains in the economy, the median household income remained virtually the same from 2003 to 2004. The rewards from the productivity growth went into the pockets of the wealthy, boosting the real income of the top 1% of Americans by around 12.5%.

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