LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Per capita income fell in six of Arkansas' seven metropolitan areas in 2009 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The bureau reported Monday that only Pine Bluff had in increase in per capita income from 2008 to 2009. Pine Bluff saw an increase of 1.6 percent - from $28,698 in 2008 to $29,170 last year.
Declines of 0.7 percent to 3 percent were reported in Little Rock, Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Texarkana and Jonesboro.
Per capita income was down 2.8 percent nationwide.
Per capita income is the total income of residents in an area divided by the population of the area. It includes all income, such as wages and salaries, property income including interest and dividends and insurance settlements or unemployment benefits.