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.

Personal Income by State, 2nd Quarter 2023

Personal income, in current dollars, increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia in the second quarter of 2023, with the percent change ranging from 6.1 percent in New York and the District of Columbia to –2.7 percent in Maine.

Personal Income and Outlays, August 2023

Personal income increased $87.6 billion (0.4 percent at a monthly rate) in August. Disposable personal income (DPI)—personal income less personal current taxes— increased $46.6 billion (0.2 percent).

Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate) and Corporate Profits (Revised Estimate), Second Quarter 2023

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the second quarter of 2023, according to the “third” estimate. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent (revised).

U.S. International Investment Position, 2nd Quarter 2023

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$18.00 trillion at the end of the second quarter of 2023, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Experimental Data Map Health Care Estimates in GDP to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Framework

Today BEA is introducing new experimental data that map our health care estimates in gross domestic product to the framework of CMS’ National Health Expenditures Account, allowing researchers to get an earlier look at 2022 health care spending number

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Narrows in 2nd Quarter 2023

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, narrowed by $2.4 billion, or 1.1 percent, to $212.1 billion in the second quarter of 2023.