CHARLESTON, WV – Today, the U.S.
Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued their Q2 2019 state personal income growth
rate numbers. Included in this release was a revision to their
Q1 2019 numbers for West Virginia’s personal income growth rate, revising
the rate downward from 5.6 percent to 1.5 percent. After learning of this
revision, Gov. Jim Justice directed officials with the State Department
of Revenue to dig deeper into the numbers. The findings are as follows: