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SALT LAKE CITY -- Americans made less in 2009 than they did a year before. Here in Utah, the average personal income dropped 1.6 percent.
A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reveals Utah dropped from No. 47 to No. 49 in the nation for income based on population. Mississippi is the only state in the nation with a lower average income.
In 2009, the per capita income in the state was just under $30,875 a year -- 79 percent of the national average.
Utah has more students who are working part-time jobs than any other state.