According to federal data released over the weekend, Georgia’s per capita income has dropped to 40th in the nation to $36,869. Since 2001, the state’s per capita income has dropped from 25th all the way down to 40th.
Over the past five years, Tennessee and North Carolina have moved ahead to 34th and 38th, respectively. Per capita income includes not only wages, but dividends, stock sales, rental income and even government assistance
High-paying jobs have also dropped over the past decade or so, with Georgia having lost 40,000 IT jobs since 2000.
Read more from the Florida Times-Union here.