Personal Income and Outlays, March 2020

Personal income decreased 2.0 percent in March after increasing 0.6 percent in February. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, decreased 3.1 percent in March after increasing 0.5 percent in February.  

Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 4.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2019, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.

Gross Domestic Product by State: 4th Quarter 2019

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia in the fourth quarter of 2019. The percent change in real GDP in the fourth quarter ranged from 3.4 percent in Washington and Utah to -0.1 percent in West Virginia.

Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Fourth Quarter 2019

Retail trade, finance and insurance, and utilities were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. Overall, 17 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.1 percent increase in real GDP in the fourth quarter.

February 2020 Trade Gap is $39.9 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in February 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $45.5 billion in January (revised) to $39.9 billion in February, as imports decreased more than exports.

U.S. International Investment Position Year 2019

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$10.99 trillion at the end of 2019, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

U.S. International Investment Position Fourth Quarter 2019

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$10.99 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Deputy Director Bohman Takes on Duties as Acting Director

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced today that Deputy Director Mary Bohman is  the acting Director of the Bureau, overseeing the production of official economic statistics that provide a comprehensive, up-to-date pictu

Personal Income and Outlays, February 2020

Personal income increased 0.6 percent in February, the same increase as in January. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.5 percent in February, also the same increase as in January.

GDP Increases in Fourth Quarter

Real gross domestic product increased 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate is the same as in the “second” estimate released in February.

State Personal Income, 2019

State personal income increased 4.4 percent in 2019, after increasing 5.6 percent in 2018. In 2019, increases in earnings, property income (dividends, interest, and rent), and transfer receipts contributed to personal income growth in all states and the District of Columbia.

U.S. Current Account Deficit Widened in 2019

The U.S. current account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, widened by $7.4 billion, or 1.5 percent, to $498.4 billion in 2019.