Economic News Blog
Posted by: Steven Kline, Jr. 10. December 2013

Income Grows Slower at 1.8% in October 2013

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, October real disposable income was $11,733 billion real dollars (seasonally adjusted at an annual rate). The month-over-month rate of growth in October, 1.8%, was slower than the previous two months. But, this rate of growth was still faster than every other month in 2013. The annual rate of change remained unchanged at 1.7%, which is fairly similar to what it has been since April 2012. 

Real personal income is one of the earliest leading indicators for the following end markets: aerospaceconstruction materialscustom processorselectronics, computers and telecommunications equipmentfood and beverage processingforming and fabricating (non-auto)hardwareHVACindustrial motors, hydraulics and mechanical components; machinery and equipment manufacturingmetalcutting job shopsoil, gas field and mining machinerypower generationprimary metals; and printing.


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