Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, U.S. and States, 2022

The value added of the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent of current‐dollar gross domestic product for the nation in 2022. At the state level, value added for outdoor recreation as a share of state GDP ranged from 5.6 percent in Hawaii to 1.4 percent in Connecticut.

Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises, 2021

Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational enterprises (MNEs) increased 1.1 percent to 43.3 million workers in 2021 from 42.9 million workers in 2020.

Personal Income by County and Metropolitan Area, 2022

In 2022, personal income, in current dollars, increased in 1,964 counties, decreased in 1,107, and was unchanged in 43. Personal income increased 2.1 percent in the metropolitan portion of the United States and 1.3 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion.

September 2023 Trade Gap is $61.5 Billion

The U.S. goods and services trade deficit increased from $58.7 billion in August (revised) to $61.5 billion in September, as imports increased more than exports. The goods deficit increased $1.7 billion to $86.3 billion, and the services surplus decreased $1.2 billion to $24.8 billion.

Personal Income and Outlays, September 2023

Personal income increased $77.8 billion (0.3 percent at a monthly rate) in September. Disposable personal income — personal income less personal current taxes— increased $56.1 billion (0.3 percent).

Gross Domestic Product, Third Quarter 2023 (Advance)

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the third quarter of 2023, according to the “advance” estimate. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.

New Statistics Show Distribution of Personal Income Within States

Statistics for every state and the District of Columbia were added today to BEA’s prototype statistics on the distribution of U.S. personal income.

Measures of Economic Well-Being Updated With Complementary Open-Source Notebook

The Bureau of Economic Analysis updated its prototype measures of economic well-being and growth today and for the first time released open-source code that allows users to tailor the charts and tables to meet their needs. 

Gross Domestic Product for American Samoa, 2022

Real gross domestic product for American Samoa increased 1.8 percent in 2022 after decreasing 0.8 percent in 2021, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

August 2023 Trade Gap is $58.3 Billion

The U.S. goods and services trade deficit decreased from $64.7 billion in July (revised) to $58.3 billion in August, as exports increased and imports decreased. The goods deficit decreased $5.5 billion to $84.5 billion, and the services surplus increased $1.0 billion to $26.2 billion.

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 2022

Nationally, personal consumption expenditures (PCE), in current dollars, increased 9.2 percent in 2022 after increasing 12.9 percent in 2021. PCE increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with the percent change ranging from 11.8 percent in Idaho to 6.4 percent in Louisiana.

BEA Milestone: We’ve Got Your ‘Harmonized’ Number

A blog post from BEA Director Vipin Arora

I recently bought a pair of shorts that fit just right. They were so good that I bought a pair of jeans from the same brand. Somehow—and we've all been here—the jeans fit tighter than the shorts, even though they were made by the same company. This isn't too different from what I sometimes go through as a data user.

More than once, I've been working on a problem and have found a data series that "fit" just right. I then found a related series from the same source. Yet it turned out that the two series couldn't be used together because of differing methods, or inconsistent classifications, or because they covered different time periods. Ideally, however, I would have liked to use those statistics together—they would have "fit" the same.