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The week’s 17 most important economic charts

US median incomes remain stuck where they were nearly 25 years ago

…and US inflation remains quite muted

The outlook among US homebuilders is brightening

…even though housing starts disappointed in August, due to weak multifamily housing starts

Meanwhile, weekly claims for US unemployment benefits continued to signal job market strength

In the UK, London’s average home price breached £500,000 (more than $815,000)…

…and British unemployment fell to its lowest level since 2008

Indian inflation seems to have been tamed, falling to near five-year lows

In Russia, unemployment hit a record low

In Europe, final August readings showed deflation is still a threat

Japan registered its 26th-straight trade deficit

Sweden’s GDP growth was better than expected in the second quarter

Israel’s second-quarter growth was softer than first thought

New Zealand’s economy is growing at its fastest pace in a decade

Colombian growth slowed in the second quarter, thanks to a weak energy sector

The Irish economy looks like it is surging

Remittances to the Philippines, the second-largest receiver of the cash flows, rose 6% year-on-year

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