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Gains in September Personal Spending

Personal consumption expenditures rose 1% in September, according to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The strong gains were mainly due to higher spending on new motor vehicles and household utilities in September. Adjusted for inflation, personal spending was up by 0.6%, after a 0.1% decline in August. Personal income climbed 0.4% in September, largely… Read More ›

U.S. Personal Income and Spending Rise in August

Personal income climbed 0.2% in August after the downwardly revised 0.3% growth in July, according to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Wages and Salaries, the biggest share of personal income, registered a slight increase of 0.04% after strong gains in June and July. Personal consumption expenditures edged up by 0.1% in August. Adjusted for… Read More ›

Gains in July U.S. Personal Income

Personal income increased 0.4% in July after showing virtually no change in the previous month, according to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This is the fastest growth since February 2017, as the wages and salaries maintained solid growth of 0.5% in July. Personal consumption expenditure rose by 0.3%, following upwardly revised 0.2% growth… Read More ›

June Personal Income and Consumption Expenditures Nearly Flat

According to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), personal income remained virtually unchanged (-0.02%) since the last month. This is the first time that personal income failed to rise after a steady growth for 6 consecutive months. The BEA reported that the decrease in personal income in June primarily reflected decreases in personal dividend… Read More ›

September Personal Spending and Income Up

Personal consumption expenditures was up by 0.5% in September following a 0.1% dip in August, according to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income edged up by 0.3%, largely driven by an increase in employee compensation. Disposable personal income – income remaining after deducting personal income taxes – continued its steady growth. In September,… Read More ›

August Personal Consumption Softens while Income Rises

Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) was effectively unchanged in August, standing at $11.5 billion, according to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Meanwhile, personal income rose by 0.2%, almost half of the gain in July.  The gain in personal income was the weakest since a drop in February, as wages, the largest component, only increased 0.1% after… Read More ›