Personal income in Maryland was 0.3 percent higher in the summer than the spring, the same increase felt nationwide, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated Thursday. That was significantly smaller than the state's 1.2 percent increase in the spring, but better than the 2.8 percent drop felt in the winter. Personal income includes wages, benefits, government payments such as unemployment checks and other income, including rents and dividends. Marylanders' wages and benefits by themselves rose 0.5 percent in the summer, the agency said.
- Jamie Smith Hopkins | The Baltimore Sun