disposable income

Consumer Spending up 0.1%, Personal Income increases 0.4%, for October 2011

The Personal Income and Outlays report for October covers individual income, consumption and savings. Consumer spending increased 0.1% while disposable income has increased 0.3%. Personal income finally came alive, the first time breaking flat line since March, to a 0.4% monthly increase.

Personal Income Up 0.1%, Consumer Spending Jumps 0.6% for September 2011

The Personal Income and Outlays report for September covers individual income, consumption and savings. Overall the report shows bad news as once again, America's income is rising less than spending. Spending is up 2.2% while disposable income has only increased 0.2% from this time last year.

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