'It's The Economy, Stupid!' Household wealth took a nose dive in the 3rd quarter..

If you’re one to follow the economy, household wealth fell by a whopping $1.23 trillion in the 3rd quarter. That’s Trillion with a ‘T’.

If you’re one to follow the economy, household wealth fell by a whopping $1.23 trillion in the 3rd quarter. That’s Trillion with a ‘T,’
This is a huge drop:

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve reported that U.S. household wealth fell $1.23 trillion in the third quarter. That was the biggest quarterly drop, 1.4%, in four years. American households ended the third quarter with a net worth of just over $85 trillion.

The stock market was the biggest driver of the wealth decline. Financial and pension assets dropped $1.7 trillion in the quarter. The S&P 500 dropped 6.9% from July to September.

Real estate, meanwhile, was actually a bright spot. The value of Americans’ homes rose $443 billion.

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Relatedly, for every one new person with a job in November, there are still eight people that gave up looking for one.
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