BEA: Against local prices, R.I. personal income grew third-fastest in U.S. in 2017

RHODE ISLAND REAL PERSONAL INCOME and per capita real personal income increased 3.8% year over year in 2017. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
RHODE ISLAND REAL PERSONAL INCOME and per capita real personal income increased 3.8% year over year in 2017. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
PROVIDENCE – Ten days after a Pew Charitable Trusts study said that Rhode Island was the only state in the union that had no inflation-adjusted growth in personal income in 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday released a report on 2017 personal income growth in the nation. And using a more complex…

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