US personal income went up 0.2 percent month-over-month in November of 2018, after rising 0.5 percent in October and missing market expectations of 0.3 percent. The increase primarily reflected hikes in wages and salaries and in farm proprietors’ income that were partially offset by decreases in personal dividend income and social security benefits. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.2 percent in November, easing from a 0.4 percent gain in October. 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
2018-09-28 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 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
2018-12-21 03:00 PM Personal Income MoM 0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2019-01-31 01:30 PM Personal Income MoM 0.2% 0.5% 0.4%
2019-03-01 01:30 PM Personal Income MoM
2019-03-29 12:30 PM Personal Income MoM


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 90.70 98.30 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 1.10 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.20 4.80 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.20 1.00 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12953.29 12842.02 12953.29 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15742.81 15700.50 15742.81 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.80 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.50 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 6.00 6.20 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 22.15 24.98 118.08 -113.42 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9579.18 9493.05 9579.18 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.35 5.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 52.30 52.60 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 6.70 8.90 9.30 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3959.00 3812.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.60 0.67 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 76.60 77.30 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.50 4.60 -4.70 1959 - 2018 percent Monthly
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