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Personal Income up 0.3%, Spending down 1.0%
Personal income increased $42.4 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $45.1 billion, or 0.4 percent, in October, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $102.8 billion, or 1.0 percent. In September, personal income increased $8.0 billion, or 0.1 percent, DPI increased $11.6 billion, or 0.1 percent, and PCE decreased $33.7 billion, or 0.3 percent, based on revised estimates.
Real DPI increased 1.0 percent in October, compared with an increase of less than 0.1 percent in September. Real PCE decreased 0.5 percent, compared with a decrease of 0.4 percent.
Posted: November 26, 2008 Wednesday 08:32 AM