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Income Growth Is Weak, So Americans Reduce Their Savings To Keep On Spending

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At initial blush, today’s personal income and spending news looks like kind of a snooze.

But indeed it’s not good.

Personal income rose by usually 0.1% vs. expectations of a 0.2% rise.

And final month’s personal income series rose by usually 0.1% vs. strange estimates of 0.3%, so that’s a downward pierce of some significance.

Spending hold up, rising 0.5%, though that’s going to be tough to say if gain keep falling.

Of course, a above information means that what’s function is assets rate.

From the announcement:

Personal saving — DPI reduction personal outlays — was $444.8 billion in August, compared with $492.2 billion in July.  Personal saving as a commission of disposable personal income was 3.7 percent in August, compared with 4.1 percent in July.

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ORIGINAL POST: First large datapoint of a day: Personal Income Spending for August.

Analysts design expansion of 0.2% on income and 0.5% on spending.

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