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Interactive Chart: A state-by-state look at median personal income

In this Feb. 6, 2015 photo, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Arlington Robertson, of Fort Lauderdale, left, hands his resume to an Internal Revenue Service Special Agent, at the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. The Labor Department releases employment data for February on Friday, March 6, 2015.
In this Feb. 6, 2015 photo, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Arlington Robertson, of Fort Lauderdale, left, hands his resume to an Internal Revenue Service Special Agent, at the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. The Labor Department releases employment data for February on Friday, March 6, 2015.

The United States unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in January 2015 - the lowest number since May 2008.

This is encouraging news, but it begs the question: How much money is the country's work force actually earning?

Interact with the heat map to see each state's median income levels.

Some quick facts:

– New Jersey boasts the highest personal earnings of $37,515, while Wyoming's citizens earn the lowest income of $17,814.

– Despite the disparity between these two outliers, most states' personal median income lies in the mid-$20,000 range.

Take a look at the map!

United States - Personal Median Income by State | FindTheHome
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