Personal Income by State, 1st Quarter 2021
State personal income increased 59.7 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2021 after decreasing 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2021, the increase in transfer receipts was the leading contributor to personal income growth in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income ranged from 89.3 percent in Mississippi to 31.1 percent in the District of Columbia.
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What is Personal Income by State?
The income people living in each state and the District of Columbia get from wages, proprietors' income, dividends, interest, rents, and government benefits. These statistics help assess and compare the economic well-being of state residents.