Iowans made 5-percent more money this year

posted by Gary Barrett -

Iowans made more money than most of the people in their surrounding states.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce says Iowa had a five percent increase in personal income in the first quarter of 2018.  All of Iowa's surrounding states had increases between 4% to 4.9%, except Missour, which has an increase of 5.5%.  

It also showed that Iowa was ranked 15th among the 50 states for personal income growth.

Washington state had the highest percentage of personal income growth, at 7.4%, while Idaho was the lowest at 2%.  

Every state and the District of Columbia had increases over last year.



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