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Hawaii personal income growth lags nation in 2011

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:59 p.m. HST, Mar 28, 2012

Personal income in Hawaii rose 4.5 percent last year, putting it in the bottom fourth of all states in terms of income growth, according to a report released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.

The increase was up from a 3.7 rise in Hawaii personal income in 2010. Nationally, personal income rose by an average of 5.1 percent in 2011 after increasing 3.7 percent in 2010, the Commerce Department reported.

Personal income is income received from all sources: earnings, dividends, rental income and government payments.

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