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Consumer Spending Rises in November

pi1Personal income increased 0.2 percent in November after decreasing 0.1 percent in October. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, rose 0.4 percent after rising 0.1 percent.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, increased 0.1 percent in November after decreasing 0.2 percent in October.

Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation, increased 0.1 percent in November after decreasing 0.2 percent in October.

Real consumer spending, spending adjusted for price changes, increased 0.5 percent in November after increasing 0.4 percent in October. Spending on durable goods increased in November as well as October.

PCE prices remained flat in November, the same as in October. Excluding food and energy, PCE prices rose 0.1 percent in November.

pi2Personal saving rate
Personal saving as a percent of DPI was 4.2 percent in November and 4.5 percent in October.

To learn more about personal income and outlays, read the full report.

Real Consumer Spending Rose in October

PI_1206_1Personal income decreased 0.1 percent in October after increasing 0.5 percent in September. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, rose 0.1 percent after rising 0.4 percent. Proprietors’ income fell 1.4 percent in October due to a decline in farm proprietors’ income after farmers received a one-time payment in September for a settlement of a lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, decreased 0.2 percent in October after increasing 0.5 percent in September.

Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation, decreased 0.2 percent in October after rising 0.4 percent in September.

Real consumer spending, spending adjusted for price changes, increased 0.3 percent in October after increasing 0.1 percent in September. Spending on durable goods increased in October after decreasing in September.

PI_1206_2PCE prices were flat in October after rising 0.1 percent in September. Excluding food and energy, PCE prices rose 0.1 percent in October, the same as in September.

Personal saving rate
Personal saving as a percent of DPI was 4.8 percent in October and 5.2 percent in September.

To learn more about personal income and outlays, read the full report.

Personal Income Increases in September

pi_11_08_1Personal income rose 0.5 percent in September, the same as in August. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, rose 0.4 percent after rising 0.5 percent. Farm proprietors’ income was boosted in September, reflecting the settlement of a class-action discrimination lawsuit against the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, rose 0.5 percent in September.

Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation, rose 0.4 percent in September.

Real consumer spending, spending adjusted for price changes, increased 0.1 percent in September after increasing 0.2 percent in August. Spending on durable goods turned down.

pi_11_08_2PCE prices rose 0.1 percent in September, the same as in August. Excluding food and energy, PCE prices increased 0.1 percent in September, the same as in August.

Personal saving rate
Personal saving as a percent of DPI was 4.9 percent in September and 4.7 percent in August.

To learn more about personal income and outlays, read the full report.