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

Personal income in the United States rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in September 2017, following a 0.2 percent gain in August and in line with market expectations. The growth in personal income was mainly driven by increases in wages and salaries (0.4 percent from 0.1 percent in August) and nonfarm proprietors’ income (0.6 percent from 0.3 percent). Personal Income in the United States averaged 0.53 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-31 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.4% 0% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-09-29 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
2017-10-30 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4%
2017-11-30 01:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-12-22 01:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.30%


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.50 100.70 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 1.90 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.60 4.80 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.10 1.20 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11922.10 11853.00 11922.10 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14465.30 14417.40 14490.10 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 1.00 0.10 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.20 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 3.10 3.60 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 20.83 13.10 118.60 -17.80 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9420.25 9369.63 9420.25 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.25 4.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 53.60 50.30 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.10 2.30 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.66 0.68 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.70 79.50 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4077.00 4100.00 15875.00 3129.00 USD Million [+]
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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.20 4.60 -5.20 1959 - 2017 percent Monthly
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United States 0.40 Sep/17