Incomes Fell in Miami/Fort Lauderdale in 2009: More Bad Economic Signs
August 9, 2010 Leave a comment
More not so great news for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale region. Shouldn’t it be harder for cities to keep increasing taxes with per capita incomes falling so much? Miami/Fort Lauderdale per capital incomes fell by 3.9% from 2008 to 2009. Per capita incomes increased by only 0.9% in 2008
Income declined in 223 metro areas last year, increased in 134 and was unchanged in nine regions. Even though prices declined last year — down 0.2% from a year earlier as measured by the national price index for personal consumption expenditures — incomes fell even more. On average, personal income dropped 1.8% in 2009, following a 2.7% increase in 2007.