Where Incomes Will Grow the Most and Least

Some states will prosper more than others.

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I wrote recently about the 10 states where incomes are projected to grow the most and the least, based on data provided by forecasting firm IHS Global Insight. Below is a set of projections for each state, from highest to lowest. Most economists expect inflation to be about 2 percent per year for the next several years, so anybody who's income is growing by more than that is getting ahead, at least in economic terms:

Projected average personal income-growth rate per year, through 2015:

Texas 6.1
Florida 6.1
Arizona 6.0
Idaho 5.9
Colorado 5.8
Georgia 5.8
South Carolina 5.8
Virginia 5.7
Oregon 5.7
Washington 5.6
California 5.6
North Carolina 5.6
Nevada 5.6
Utah 5.5
Delaware 5.5
Oklahoma 5.4
Wyoming 5.3
New Jersey 5.3
District of Columbia 5.3
Maryland 5.2
New York 5.2
Pennsylvania 5.1
New Mexico 5.1
Montana 5.1
South Dakota 5.1
Tennessee 5.1
Kentucky 5.1
Massachusetts 5.0
Alabama 5.0
New Hampshire 4.9
Vermont 4.9
Minnesota 4.8
Indiana 4.8
Illinois 4.8
Connecticut 4.8
Hawaii 4.8
Alaska 4.7
Louisiana 4.7
Mississippi 4.6
Maine 4.6
Rhode Island 4.6
Wisconsin 4.5
Iowa 4.5
North Dakota 4.5
Ohio 4.4
Michigan 4.3
Missouri 4.2
Arkansas 4.2
West Virginia 4.2
Nebraska 4.1
Kansas 4.1