Tag: personal income

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Personal Income Rises, But Buying Power Dwindles With Inflation

Personal income increased in January but the gains were eaten up by rising prices. Personal income rose 0.4%, exceeding a 0.3% expectation. Consumer spending figures also rose by 0.2% — but a sharp disappointment compared to the previous month’s 0.5% growth. With rising prices, however, the real value after inflation […]

Consumers May Have Hit Their Savings Peak

April 1, 2015 By Marguerite Ward A steady rise in personal income and an uptick in consumer spending suggest that slowly, but surely, the consumer will soon emerge from winter hibernation. Personal income in Feb. increased $58.6 billion, or 0.4 percent, outpacing the Jan. growth rate of 0.3 percent. Disposable […]

Personal Income Growth Falls Short, Spending Down in First Report of 2015

By Marguerite Ward Personal income grew less than expected and personal spending decreased more than expected in January. Still, both indicators are faring better on a year-over-year basis. The January report, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, disappointed economists who hoped recent increases in wages and total number of […]