The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$7,888.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2018 from −$7,725.0 billion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. The $163.1 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of –$164.8 billion and… Read More
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State personal income increased 4.3 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2018, after increasing 4.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. Personal income increased in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 7.4… Read More
The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2018 from $116.1 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2017. As a percentage of U.S. GDP, the deficit increased to 2.5 percent from 2.4 percent. The previously published current-account… Read More
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is on track to soon implement the third phase of a three-pronged plan to mitigate any potential for residual seasonality in gross domestic product. That’s when seasonal patterns remain in the data even after they are adjusted for seasonal variations.… Read More
The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in April 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $47.2 billion in March (revised) to $46.2 billion in April, as exports increased and imports decreased. The previously… Read More
The Bureau of Economic Analysis for the first time released statistics that provide information on how much Americans spend to treat more than 200 specific medical conditions, such as acute myocardial infarctions, chronic kidney disease, and osteoarthritis.
The new statistics, which… Read More
Personal income increased 0.3 percent in April after increasing 0.2 percent in March. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.4 percent in April after increasing 0.2 percent in March.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was 0.1 percentage point lower than the “advance” estimate released in April. In the fourth quarter of 2017, real… Read More