Income in the
Great Depression vs Now

Links to all of the resources I used when researching the income difference between 1933 and 2022. Please note that I used both inflation calculators and then averaged the two numbers so as to give a more accurate general estimate.

IRS Statistics for Income 1930 [Link]

IRS Statistics for Income 1933 [Link]

Department of Labor [Link]
Chapter 5: Americans in Depression and War By Irving Bernstein

Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor) "USUAL WEEKLY EARNINGS OF WAGE AND SALARY WORKERS" [Link]

Wikipedia - The Great Depression [Link]

US Inflation Calculator [Link]

CPI Inflation Calculator [Link]

See below for the two incomes I pulled from the IRS information provided in the links above.
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