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West Virginia Leads Nation in Income Growth

June 25th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that West Virginia led the nation in personal income growth for the 1st Quarter of 2019 with a 5.6% growth rate.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross tweeted a congratulatory message this morning:

“Congratulations to #WestVirginia and @WVGovernor Justice for having the highest Q1 personal income growth (5.6%) in the country with the 2nd highest earnings increase, but also the 4th lowest increase in government benefits income in the nation.”

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