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James Rankin: (202) 606-5301 (Personal Income) piniwd@bea.gov
Kyle Brown: (202) 606-5302 (Personal Consumption Expenditures) pce@bea.gov
PERSONAL INCOME AND OUTLAYS: SEPTEMBER 2012
Personal income increased $48.1 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI)
increased $43.0 billion, or 0.4 percent, in September, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $87.9 billion, or 0.8 percent.  In August,
personal income increased $17.8 billion, or 0.1 percent, DPI increased $15.1 billion, or 0.1 percent,
and PCE increased $59.9 billion, or 0.5 percent, based on revised estimates.

Real disposable income decreased less than 0.1 percent in September, compared with a decrease
of 0.3 percent in August.  Real PCE increased 0.4 percent, compared with an increase of 0.1 percent.

                                        2012
                                        May             June            July            Aug.            Sept.
                                                       (Percent change from preceding month)
Personal income, current dollars        0.3             0.3             0.2             0.1             0.4
Disposable personal income:
 Current dollars                        0.3             0.3             0.2             0.1             0.4
 Chained (2005) dollars                 0.5             0.2             0.1            -0.3             0.0
Personal consumption expenditures:
 Current dollars                       -0.2             0.0             0.4             0.5             0.8
 Chained (2005) dollars                 0.0            -0.1             0.3             0.1             0.4

FOOTNOTE.___________
Monthly estimates are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates, unless otherwise specified. Month-to-month
dollar changes are differences between these published estimates.  Month-to-month percent changes are calculated from
unrounded data and are not annualized.  “Real” estimates are in chained (2005) dollars.

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                                Wages and salaries

Private wage and salary disbursements increased $19.5 billion in September, compared with an increase
of $4.1 billion in August.  Goods-producing industries' payrolls increased $2.9 billion, in contrast
to a decrease of $7.2 billion; manufacturing payrolls increased $0.5 billion, in contrast to a decrease
of $6.3 billion.  Services-producing industries' payrolls increased $16.6 billion, compared with an
increase of $11.3 billion.  Government wage and salary disbursements increased $1.4 billion, compared
with an increase of $2.8 billion.

                                Other personal income

Supplements to wages and salaries increased $4.7 billion in September, compared with an increase of $3.3 billion in August.

Proprietors' income increased $13.2 billion in September, compared with an increase of $8.6 billion in August.
Farm proprietors' income increased $3.9 billion in September, the same increase as in August.  Nonfarm proprietors'
income increased $9.4 billion in September, compared with an increase of $4.8 billion in August.

Rental income of persons increased $5.1 billion in September, compared with an increase of $5.0 billion in August.
Personal income receipts on assets (personal interest income plus personal dividend income) decreased $5.7 billion,
compared with a decrease of $3.9 billion.

Personal current transfer receipts increased $12.7 billion in September, in contrast to a decrease
of $1.6 billion in August.  Within current transfer receipts, government social benefits to persons for social
security benefits increased $14.0 billion, in contrast to a decrease of $2.4 billion.

Contributions for government social insurance -- a subtraction in calculating personal income -- increased $2.8
billion in September, compared with an increase of $0.7 billion in August.

                                Personal current taxes and disposable personal income

Personal current taxes increased $5.2 billion in September, compared with an increase of $2.5 billion in August.
Disposable personal income (DPI) -- personal income less personal current taxes -- increased $43.0 billion, or
0.4 percent, in September, compared with an increase of $15.1 billion, or 0.1 percent, in August.

                                Personal outlays and personal saving

Personal outlays -- PCE, personal interest payments, and personal current transfer payments -- increased $93.1
billion in September, compared with an increase of $65.0 billion in August.  PCE increased $87.9 billion,
compared with an increase of $59.9 billion.

Personal saving -- DPI less personal outlays -- was $395.0 billion in September, compared with $445.1 billion
in August.  The personal saving rate -- personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income -- was 3.3
percent in September, compared with 3.7 percent in August. For a comparison of personal saving in
BEA's national income and product accounts with personal saving in the Federal Reserve Board’s
flow of funds accounts and data on changes in net worth, go to http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/Nipa-Frb.asp.

                                Real DPI, real PCE and price index

Real DPI -- DPI adjusted to remove price changes  -- decreased less than 0.1 percent in September, compared
with a decrease of 0.3 percent in August.

Real PCE -- PCE adjusted to remove price changes -- increased 0.4 percent in September, compared with an
increase of 0.1 percent in August.  Purchases of durable goods increased 1.3 percent, compared with an increase
of 1.5 percent.  Purchases of nondurable goods increased 0.5 percent, compared with an increase of 0.4 percent.
Purchases of services increased 0.2 percent, in contrast to a decrease of 0.2 percent.

The price index for PCE increased 0.4 percent in September, the same increase as in August.  The PCE price index,
excluding food and energy, increased 0.1 percent in September, the same increase as in August.

                                Revisions

Estimates have been revised for July and August.  Changes in personal income, current-dollar and chained (2005) dollar
DPI, and current-dollar and chained (2005) dollar PCE for July and August -- revised and as published in last month's
release -- are shown below.

                                                                Change from preceding month
                                        July                                      August
                                        Previous   Revised   Previous   Revised   Previous   Revised   Previous   Revised
                                       (Billions of dollars)      (Percent)      (Billions of dollars)      (Percent)
Personal Income:
 Current dollars                            18.5      21.9        0.1       0.2       15.0      17.8        0.1       0.1
Disposable personal income:
 Current dollars                            15.4      19.0        0.1       0.2       12.5      15.1        0.1       0.1
 Chained (2005) dollars                      9.7      10.4        0.1       0.1      -33.9     -28.6       -0.3      -0.3
Personal consumption expenditures:
 Current dollars                            45.4      43.2        0.4       0.4       57.2      59.9        0.5       0.5
 Chained (2005) dollars                     35.8      31.8        0.4       0.3        7.7      12.8        0.1       0.1

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