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| Jun 30 2023

State GDP and Personal Income in Q1 2023

State real GDP growth in 2023:1 ranged from North Dakota’s 12.4 percent annual rate to 0.1 percent in Rhode Island and Alabama. Growth was generally strongest in agricultural regions (though estimating the growth of farm output in the first quarter is always problematic). Northeastern states grew more slowly, in some instances in part due to weakness in agriculture, in others losses in manufacturing.

State personal income growth rates ranged from Maine’s 11.4 percent to Indiana’s -1.0 percent. As always, erratic swings in transfer payments account for much of the variation by state. Net earnings (employee compensation plus proprietors’ income) growth was strong in agricultural states, presumably due to a rise in farm income associated with the increase in agricultural output.

  • Charles Steindel has been editor of Business Economics, the journal of the National Association for Business Economics, since 2016. From 2014 to 2021 he was Resident Scholar at the Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey. From 2010 to 2014 he was the first Chief Economist of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, with responsibilities for economic and revenue projections and analysis of state economic policy. He came to the Treasury after a long career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he played a major role in forecasting and policy advice and rose to the rank of Senior Vice-President. He has served in leadership positions in a number of professional organizations. In 2011 he received the William F. Butler Award from the New York Association for Business Economics, is a fellow of NABE and of the Money Marketeers of New York University, and has received several awards for articles published in Business Economics. In 2017 he delivered Ramapo College's Sebastian J. Raciti Memorial Lecture. He is a member of the panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Survey of Professional Forecasters and of the Committee on Research in Income and Wealth. He has published papers in a range of areas, and is the author of Economic Indicators for Professionals: Putting the Statistics into Perspective. He received his bachelor's degree from Emory University, his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a National Association for Business Economics Certified Business EconomistTM.

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