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Report: Hawaii personal income increasing

Personal income in Hawaii has grown at the sixth-fastest rate in the country through the first quarter of this year.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports Hawaii residents’ cumulative personal income increased by 1.35 percent in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter.

Military earnings jumped the most, at 0.37 percent.

Retail trade, construction and federal civilian earnings all went up 0.13 percent.

The industry with the largest earnings decrease was real estate, at a minus 0.05 percent.

Mississippi led all states in income growth, followed by Kansas, Louisiana, Alaska and Tennessee.

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