Personal Income and Outlays, October 2021

October 2021
0.5 %
September 2021
-1.0 %

Personal income increased $93.4 billion, or 0.5 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased $214.3 billion, or 1.3 percent, in October. The increase in personal income primarily reflected an increase in compensation of employees. The personal saving rate (that is, personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income) was 7.3 percent in October, compared with 8.2 percent in September.

  • Current release: November 24, 2021
  • Next release: December 23, 2021

What is Personal Income?

Income that people get from wages and salaries, Social Security and other government benefits, dividends and interest, business ownership, and other sources. These statistics can offer clues to Americans' financial health and future consumer spending.

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