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James Rankin: (202) 606-5301 (Personal Income) piniwd@bea.gov
Harvey Davis: (202) 606-5302 (Personal Consumption Expenditures) pce@bea.gov
PERSONAL INCOME AND OUTLAYS, OCTOBER 2013
Personal income decreased $10.8 billion, or 0.1 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) decreased
$23.6 billion, or 0.2 percent, in October, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.   Personal consumption
expenditures (PCE) increased $32.7 billion, or 0.3 percent.  In September, personal income increased $64.3 billion,
or 0.5 percent, DPI increased $62.1 billion, or 0.5 percent, and PCE increased $23.8 billion, or 0.2 percent,
based on revised estimates.

Real disposable personal income decreased 0.2 percent in October, in contrast to an increase of 0.4 percent
in September. Real PCE increased 0.3 percent, compared with an increase of 0.1 percent.

                                        2013
                                        June            July            Aug.            Sept.           Oct.
                                                       (Percent Change from preceding month)
Personal income, current dollars        0.4             0.2             0.5             0.5            -0.1
Disposable personal income:
 Current dollars                        0.3             0.3             0.6             0.5            -0.2
 Chained (2009) dollars                -0.1             0.2             0.5             0.4            -0.2
Personal consumption expenditures:
 Current dollars                        0.6             0.1             0.3             0.2             0.3
 Chained (2009) dollars                 0.2             0.0             0.2             0.1             0.3

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This news release presents revised estimates of wages and salaries, personal taxes, and contributions for government
social insurance for April through June 2013 (second quarter). These estimates reflect the incorporation of newly
available second-quarter wage and salary tabulations from the quarterly census of employment and wages from the
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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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 (2009) dollars.

This news release is available on BEA’s Web site at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
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                                Wages and salaries

Private wages and salaries increased $8.9 billion in October, compared with an increase of $17.1 billion in September.
Goods producing industries' payrolls increased $1.3 billion, compared with an increase of $4.5 billion; manufacturing
payrolls increased $2.0 billion, compared with an increase of $1.5 billion. Service-producing industries' payrolls
increased $7.6 billion, compared with an increase of $12.5 billion.

Government wages and salaries increased $0.2 billion in October, compared with an increase of $8.5 billion in September.
The September change in government wages and salaries reflected an end to government furloughs that had affected several
federal government agencies in August and in July.

                                Other personal income

Supplements to wages and salaries increased $2.1 billion in October, compared with an increase of $3.8 billion in September.

Proprietors' income decreased $19.7 billion in October, in contrast to an increase of $22.1 billion in September. Farm
proprietors' income decreased $22.4 billion, in contrast to an increase of $19.5 billion. In September, farm proprietors’ income
was boosted $10.1 billion, at an annual rate, reflecting a settlement agreement for a class-action lawsuit that alleged racial
discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its evaluation of farm loan applicants between 1981 and 1996.
Nonfarm proprietors' income increased $2.7 billion in October, compared with an increase of $2.6 billion in September.

Rental income of persons increased $2.4 billion in October, compared with an increase of $6.3 billion in September.
Personal income receipts on assets (personal interest income plus personal dividend income) decreased $4.1 billion,
in contrast to an increase of $3.3 billion. Personal current transfer receipts increased $0.6 billion, compared with
an increase of $6.7 billion.

Contributions for government social insurance -- a subtraction in calculating personal income -- increased $1.1 billion in October,
compared with an increase of $3.4 billion in September.

                                Personal current taxes and disposable personal income

Personal current taxes increased $12.8 billion in October, compared with an increase of $2.3 billion in September.
Disposable personal income (DPI) -- personal income less personal current taxes -- decreased $23.6 billion, or 0.2 percent,
in October, in contrast to an increase of $62.1 billion, or 0.5 percent in September.

                                Personal outlays and personal saving

Personal outlays -- PCE, personal interest payments, and personal current transfer payments -- increased $32.1 billion in

October, compared with an increase of $30.9 billion in September. PCE increased $32.7 billion, compared with an increase of $23.8 billion.

Personal saving -- DPI less personal outlays -- was $604.9 billion in October, compared with $660.7 billion in September.
The personal saving rate -- personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income -- was 4.8 percent in October,
compared with 5.2 percent in September. For a comparison of personal savings in BEA's national income and product accounts
with personal saving in the Federal Reserve Board's financial accounts of the United States (formerly called flow of
funds accounts) and data on changes in net worth, go to www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/nipa-frb.asp.

                                Real DPI, real PCE, and price index

Real DPI -- DPI adjusted to remove price changes -- decreased 0.2 percent in October, in contrast to an increase
of 0.4 percent in September.

Real PCE -- PCE adjusted to remove price changes -- increased 0.3 percent in October, compared with an increase
of 0.1 percent in September. Purchases of durable goods increased 0.8 percent, in contrast to a decrease of 1.4 percent.
Purchases of non-durable goods increased 0.7 percent, compared with an increase of 0.6 percent. Purchases of
services increased 0.1 percent, compared with an increase of 0.2 percent.

The price index for PCE decreased less than 0.1 percent in October, in contrast to an increase of 0.1 percent
in September. The PCE price index, excluding food and energy, increased 0.1 percent in October, the same increase as
in September.

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                                Note on October shutdown of the federal government

Due to a lapse in appropriations, some federal government agencies were partially closed from October 1 through October 16,
and some employees were furloughed.  Because Congress legislated back pay for workers furloughed during the shutdown, there
was no impact on government wages and salaries. Any impacts of the shutdown on private wages or on personal consumption
expenditures (PCE) cannot be separately identified in the data sources that underlie these estimates.
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                                Revisions

Estimates for personal income and DPI have been revised for April through September; estimates for PCE have been revised for
July through September. Changes in personal income, in current-dollar and chained (2009) dollar DPI, and in current-dollar and
chained (2009) dollar PCE for August and September -- revised and as published in last month's release -- are shown below.

Estimates of wages and salaries were revised from April through September. The revision to second-quarter wages and salaries
reflect the incorporation of the most recently available BLS tabulations of the second-quarter wages and salaries from the
quarterly census of employment and wages.Revised estimates for July, August, and September reflect extrapolations from the
revised second-quarter level of wages. In addition, revisions to August and September reflect revised BLS employment, hours,
and earnings data for those months.


                                                                Change from preceding month
                                        August                                    September
                                        Previous   Revised   Previous   Revised   Previous   Revised   Previous   Revised
                                       (Billions of dollars)      (percent)      (Billions of dollars)      (percent)
Personal income:
 Current dollars                            65.6      74.3        0.5       0.5       67.4      64.3        0.5       0.5
Disposable personal income:
 Current dollars                            66.3      74.3        0.5       0.6       64.8      62.1        0.5       0.5
 Chained (2009) dollars                     47.5      56.9        0.4       0.5       50.2      44.7        0.4       0.4
Personal consumption expenditures:
 Current dollars                            39.8      34.7        0.3       0.3       24.7      23.8        0.2       0.2
 Chained (2009) dollars                     23.9      21.1        0.2       0.2       13.7      10.1        0.1       0.1

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