US personal income increased by 0.2 percent from a month earlier in September 2018, easing from an upwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in August and missing market expectations of 0.3 percent. It was the smallest gain in personal income since June 2017, as increases in wages and salaries, government social benefits to persons, and rental income of persons were partially offset by a decline in proprietors’ income. Personal Income in the United States averaged 0.53 percent from 1959 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent in May of 2008 and a record low of -4.70 percent in January of 2013.

Personal Income in the United States is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Personal Income in the United States to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Personal Income is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2018-09-28 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
2018-10-29 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
2018-11-29 01:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.3%


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 97.50 98.60 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 -0.10 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.60 4.20 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.70 -0.10 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12968.54 12842.02 12968.54 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15650.96 15617.39 15650.96 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.50 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.40 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 6.20 6.60 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 10.92 22.88 118.08 -113.42 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9446.76 9412.35 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.25 5.03 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 56.40 57.80 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 6.20 6.10 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3812.00 3980.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.74 0.75 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 77.30 78.00 98.60 23.80 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]


United States Personal Income

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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.40 4.60 -4.70 1959 - 2018 percent Monthly
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