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Table of Contents
May 1998

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Regular features

1 Business Situation (PDF)

U.S. economic activity continued to increase strongly in the first quarter of 1998, and prices paid by U.S. residents did not increase for the first time in over 40 years. The "advance" estimate of real GDP shows a 4.2-percent increase, up from a 3.7-percent increase in the fourth quarter of 1997. The price index for gross domestic purchases was unchanged after increasing 1.4 percent.

7 Personal Income and Per Capita Personal Income by State and Region, 1997 (PDF)

Preliminary estimates of U.S. personal income show a 5.7-percent increase in 1997; Texas had the fastest increase, at 7.9 percent, and North Dakota had the only decline, at -1.3 percent. Per capita personal income for the Nation was $25,598 in 1997; Connecticut had the highest per capita income, at $36,263, and Mississippi had the lowest, at $18,272.From1989 to 1997, per capita income by region resumed a long-term trend of convergence toward the U.S. average, a trend that had been interrupted from 1979 to 1989.

28 Local Area Personal Income, 1969–96 (PDF)

BEA has released new estimates for 1996 and revised estimates for 1969–95 of personal income for counties, metropolitan areas, and BEA economic areas. For metropolitan areas, Las Vegas, NV-AZ, had the fastest growth in personal income from 1995 to 1996; it had also been the fastest growing area from 1990 to 1995.Yuma,AZ, was the only metropolitan area that had a decline in personal income growth from 1995 to 1996; it had been the fastest growing area from 1994 to 1995. The local area estimates incorporate the results of the revision to the annual estimates of State personal income that was released in September 1997.

Reports and statistical presentations

D--1 BEA Current and Historical Data

National Data:

D--2 Selected NIPA Tables (PDF)
D--27 Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables (PDF)
D--36 Historical Tables (PDF)
D--41 Domestic Perspectives (PDF)
D--43 Charts (PDF)

International Data:

D--51 Transactions Tables (PDF)
D--57 Investment Tables (PDF)
D--62 International Perspectives (PDF)
D--64 Charts (PDF)

Regional Data:

D--65 State and Regional Tables (PDF)
D--69 Local Area Table (PDF)
D--71 Charts (PDF)

Appendixes: (PDF)

D--73 Appendix A: Additional Information About BEA's NIPA Estimates
D--75 Appendix B: Suggested Reading

Inside back cover: BEA Information (PDF)

(A listing of recent BEA publications available from GPO)

Back cover: Schedule of Upcoming BEA News Releases (PDF)

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Updated: December 28, 1998