Personal Spending Archive

Personal Income and Consumption, Employment reports and productivity

Full size image Highlights November was an uncertain month for the consumer in terms of sentiment. But in terms of hard numbers, it was a good month. Personal income rebounded 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent dip in October. But the important wages and salaries component improved to a 0.4 percent gain ...Read More

2009-04-30 USER

[Skip to the end]   Karim writes: Initial claims -13k to 631k; continuing claims up another 133k (up every week this year) to 6271k Suggests another 650-700k drop in payrolls and rise in ue rate from 8.5% to 9% for April employment report Those numbers will in turn cause the data we ...Read More

2009-03-02 USER

[Skip to the end] Personal Income MoM (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Income YoY (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Income ALLX (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Spending (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Deflator YoY (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core MoM (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core YoY (Released 8:30 EST) ISM Manufacturing (Released 10:00 EST) ISM Prices ...Read More

2008-08-29 US Economic Releases

[Skip to the end] Personal Income MoM (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Income YoY (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Income TABLE 1 (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Income TABLE 2 (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Spending MoM (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Spending YoY (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Deflator YOY (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core MoM (Released ...Read More

2008-06-27 Daily US Economic Releases

[Skip to the end] Personal Income (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Spending (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Deflator YoY (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core MoM (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core YoY (Released 8:30 EST) U of Michigan Confidence (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Income (May) Survey 0.4% Actual 1.9% Prior 0.2% Revised 0.3% Higher than ...Read More

2008-05-30 US Economic Releases

[Skip to the end] Personal Income (Released 9:30 EST) Personal Spending (Released 9:30 EST) PCE Deflator YoY (Released 9:30 EST) PCE Core MoM (Released 9:30 EST) PCE Core YoY (Released 9:30 EST) Chicago Purchasing Manager (Released 10:45 EST) U. of Michigan Confidence (Released 11:00 EST) NAPM-Milwaukee (Released 11:00 EST) Personal Income (Apr) ...Read More

2008-05-01 US Economic Releases

[Skip to the end] Challenger Job Cuts YoY (Released 7:30 EST) Personal Income (Released 8:30 EST) Personal Spending (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Deflator YoY (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core MoM (Released 8:30 EST) PCE Core YoY (Released 8:30 EST) Initial Jobless Claims (Released 8:30 EST) Continuing Claims (Released 8:30 EST) ISM Manufacturing ...Read More

2008-03-28 US Economic Releases

Personal Income (Feb) Survey 0.3% Actual 0.5% Prior 0.3% Revised n/a This is what supports the economy longer term and cushions downturns. Personal Spending (Feb) Survey 0.1% Actual 0.1% Prior 0.4% Revised n/a Down some, but with personal income remaining firm spending is sustained over the medium term. PCE Deflator YoY (Feb) ...Read More

Updated January 31 month end report

Please excuse the mix of Bloomberg and Valance graphs. Comments welcome. Went blurry eyed trying to organize it all. Markets reacted strongly to Friday’s -17,000 non-farm payroll number. Several sources called it the first negative payroll number in 4 years. How quickly they forget the first negative number was the initial August ...Read More

2008-01-31 US Economic Releases

Personal Income (Dec) Survey 0.4% Actual 0.5% Prior 0.4% Revised n/a Personal Income TABLE A bit better than expected, holding up reasonably well, as declining interest rates reduce interest income component. Personal Spending (Dec) Survey 0.1% Actual 0.2% Prior 1.1% Revised 1.0% Personal Spending TABLE OK number after last month’s large increase. ...Read More