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As recovery continues, Maryland households fall behind
As recovery continues, Maryland households fall behind

More than five years into the economic recovery, many Maryland households still aren't feeling the lift. Overall personal income — including wages, investment income and payments from programs such as Social Security — grew an estimated 1 percent in the second quarter of 2014 in Maryland, compared to 2.5 percent in the United States as a whole. That showing — the fifth worst of all the states — followed four years of statewide incomes lagging behind the rest of the country, driven by a lack of growth in job-related income, according to an analysis the state's Department of Planning published last week. "Everything is going up except for your...

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