Utah ranked No. 2 among the states last year for growth in personal income, but it still has a long way to go to catch up with the national average for per person income.
The only state that had faster personal income growth than Utah was Washington, which saw an increase of 6.8 percent. Nevada was No. 3 at 5.7 percent.
Some of the top increases by industry include: professional, scientific and technical services, up $1.16 billion; construction, $858 million; finance and insurance, $605 million; state and local government work, $512 million; health care and social assistance, $389 million; and durable goods manufacturing, $348 million.
Mississippi had the lowest per capita income, at $37,994. It was followed by West Virginia, $40,578, and New Mexico, $41,198.
Salt Lake Tribune
March 27, 2019