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Personal Income Gains Edge Out Consensus in September, Revised Up for August

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported personal income gained $50.2 billion (0.3%) in September and revised higher to a 0.5% gain for August. Gains were largely driven by the wages and salaries, and higher benefits.

Forecasts ranged from a low of 0.1% to a high of 0.4%. The consensus forecast was right on the money at 0.3%.

Disposable personal income (DPI) rose $55.7 billion (0.3%), while Real DPI gained 0.3 in September and Real PCE increased 0.2 percent

Consumer spending, or personal consumption expenditures (PCE), rose $24.3 billion (0.2%), matching the consensus forecast. Forecasts ranged from a low of 0.0% to a high of 0.3%. Real PCE also was up 0.2%.

The PCE price index fell less than 0.1%. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased less than 0.1%.

Personal outlays rose $23.0 billion and personal saving was $1.38 trillion in September. The personal saving rate — defined as personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income — was 8.3%.

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    Good news, month after month.
    Some months great news.
    Some months super great news.
    In a month where it’s “just” good
    news, Dems say “look how bad the economy’s
    doing”. Oh, well. They need SOMETHING to
    bolster the phony “quid pro quo” complaint.
    GO TRUMP

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