Democratic states lead US for best paying jobs

With the exception of Alaska and its oil money, the traditionally Democratic voting states dominate the list of where money is to be made in the US. I thought us northeasterners were a bunch of socialists who knew nothing about business. The GOP strongholds in the south seem to resemble the developing world in terms of income. CNNMoney.

Maryland is the nation’s top-earning state for the third year in a row, with a median household income of $70,545 in 2008, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Monday.

The states with highest median incomes are concentrated in the far West and in the Northeast, around the District of Columbia.

Most of the lowest-earning states are in the South. Mississippi had the lowest median income of just $37,790, while West Virginia ($37,989), Arkansas ($38,815), Kentucky ($41,538), and Alabama ($42,538), round out the bottom five.


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