How concerned are you that Rhode Island was the only state to show no increase in inflation-adjusted personal income in 2018?

RHODE ISLAND'S lack of personal income growth in 2018 made it an outlier in the United States. Is that a major problem? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
RHODE ISLAND'S lack of personal income growth in 2018 made it an outlier in the United States. Is that a major problem? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
The news was sobering if not downright depressing. But according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study, Rhode Island was the only state in the nation to record no increase in inflation-adjusted personal income in 2018. For a little context, personal income includes paychecks, Social Security benefits, employers’ contributions to retirement plans and health insurance, income…

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