Per capita personal income grew 3.9 percent between 2007 and 2008 compared with the national average of 3.3 percent. Between 2006 and 2007, per capita personal income in the Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area grew 6.2 percent, compared with 6 percent nationwide. The data comes from a new U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Aug. 6.
The numbers are absolutely worse, but the outpacing of the national average is picking up. I'll be interested to see if the trend continue between 2008 and 2009.