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Florida had economic gains in 2015 but lags behind nation

Posted at 6:16 AM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 06:16:50-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — While Floridians made economic strides last year, the state still lags behind the rest of the nation on important economic indicators.

New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that three Florida cities had the lowest median household income last year among the nation's 25 largest metro areas, and Florida had one of the highest measures of economic inequality in the nation.

Florida had a median household income of $49,426 in 2015.

While that's an increase of more than 4 percent over what it was 2014, it still lags behind the nation's median income of $55,775.

Three Florida cities — Tampa, Miami and Orlando — had the lowest median household income among the nation's 25 largest metro areas.

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