August 11, 2010 6:50 AM

Californians' income dropped by $40 billion in 2009

Government statisticians have put a number on Californians' paycheck pain last year: about $40 billion. The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis said personal incomes of Golden State workers fell by that amount in 2009 compared with the previous year — the state's first year-to-year decline since World War II.

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