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Response to Charles Lawton

Response to Charles Lawton

Charles Lawton's article in Sunday's edition of the Portland Press Herald made a number of points that I wanted to chime in on.  First, he states: Ignoring the fact that well more than 10 percent of New Hampshire'sincome is earned by commuters working outside the state, it is stillinteresting to pl ...
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Maine’s Private Sector Sets New Low

Maine’s Private Sector Sets New Low

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released new personal income data for the first quarter of 2010.  Unfortunately, this brings more bad news for Mainers.  As shown in Chart 1, Maine's private sector share of personal income for the first quarter of 2010 was at a n ...
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Record Increase in Maine’s Personal Current Transfer Receipts
In my previous blog I hinted that Maine's Personal Current Transfer Receipts (PCTR) were behind the large drop in the private sector share of personal income.  Between 2008 and 2009, PCTR increased by 12.8 percent to $11 billion from $9.8 billion.  In nominal dollars, the $1.2 billion incr ...
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Maine’s Private Sector Plunges in 2009

Maine’s Private Sector Plunges in 2009

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released their 2009 personal income estimates. Undoubtedly, some folks will be praising Maine's rise in the state per capita income ranking from 29th in 2008 to 28th in 2009.  However, a deeper look at the data shows a much more s ...
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Maine’s Private Sector Share of Personal Income by County

Maine’s Private Sector Share of Personal Income by County

Read the full report | Personal income is an important economic measure of a state’s well-being. Higher levels of personal income allow a state’s residents to buy more goods and services such as homes, cars, education, and health care. Fundamentally, personal income comes from two sources: the p ...
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Maine’s Personal Income in 2006: Private Sector Continues to Shrink

Maine’s Personal Income in 2006: Private Sector Continues to Shrink

Read the full report | Personal income is an important economic measure of a state’s well-being. Higher levels of personal income mean that a state’s residents are able to buy more goods and services such as homes, cars, education and health care. Fundamentally, personal income comes from two so ...
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