My family should be very happy to know that Wyoming has the second-highest increase in median incomes, at +4.1%. Rhode Island is first, with 4.4%. Wyoming is followed by Montana, North Dakota and Washington D.C. (via FireDogLake)
And that's it. The other 45 states have losses in median income, ranging from -.4% - -12%, for a median loss of -6.45%.
But look on the bright side. Unemployment is low and corporate profits are up, which obviously means the country's in an economic boom ... for corporations who are employing people desperate enough to take low-paying, benefitless jobs.
Hoorah, Big Box Stores. Thank you for saving America.