Wisconsin earnings growth ranks 25th as government checks drive personal income up sharply

Given that the first quarter of this year included two rounds of stimulus checks totaling $2,000 for many Americans, it should come as no surprise that personal income rose sharply in the quarter. In Wisconsin, personal income increased at an annualized rate of 66.5% compared to the fourth quarter, reaching $369 billion as a seasonally

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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