Georgia Personal Income Grows, Still Lags National Average

June 22, 2011  |  

(AJC) — The personal income of Georgians grew by 1.65 percent in the first three months this year, thanks in part to a reduction in Social Security withholding tax. But the state still lagged behind the nationwide average gain of 1.8 percent.  The first-quarter increase outpaced the 0.97 percent gain in Georgia incomes for the last three months last year, and it marked the sixth consecutive quarterly gain in personal income, a streak that began at the end of 2009.

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