United States Personal Income  1959-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Personal income in the United States rose by 0.2 percent month-over-month in March 2017, following an downwardly revised 0.3 percent increase in February and below market expectations of 0.3 percent. Wages and salaries edged up by 0.1 percent, compared to 0.5 percent increase in February, while personal current transfer receipts rose by 0.4 percent after growing by 0.1 percent in the previous month. Meanwhile, contributions for government social insurance, a subtraction in the calculation of personal income, were flat after an increase of 0.4 percent in February. Personal Income in the United States averaged 0.54 percent from 1959 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent in May of 2008 and a record low of -5.20 percent in January of 2013.

United States Personal Income
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-01 01:30 PM Jan 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-03-31 12:30 PM Feb 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3%
2017-05-01 12:30 PM Mar 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-05-30 12:30 PM Apr 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
2017-06-30 12:30 PM May 0.32%
2017-08-01 12:30 PM Jun 0.32%




United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 97.10 97.00 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 0.10 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.50 5.20 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.30 0.30 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11688.50 11669.80 11688.50 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14428.50 14402.20 14428.50 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.00 0.00 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.30 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.90 5.60 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 16.43 13.75 118.60 -17.80 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9177.64 9132.65 9177.64 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.00 3.88 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 51.30 51.70 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 2.00 2.40 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.64 0.61 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.40 78.80 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4223.00 3584.00 15875.00 3129.00 USD Million [+]


United States Personal Income Notes

Personal Income refers to the income that persons receive in return for their provision of labor, land, and capital used in current production, plus current transfer receipts less contributions for government social insurance. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Personal Income - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Personal Income - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.30 4.60 -5.20 1959 - 2017 percent Monthly
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