Indiana lags behind the national average when it comes to personal income growth. That’s according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Personal income in Indiana was just below $41,000 per capita in 2015. While that’s a four-percent increase over 2014, it’s slower than the national growth rate of 4.4 percent. That once again puts Indiana in 38th place in the national personal income rankings.
The Indiana Institute for Working Families says that while employment and productivity continue to increase, lawmakers are not doing enough to boost the economy and help Hoosier families be able support themselves.