Income missed expectations, while spending came in in line,
the BEA said.
Income increased 0.3%. Spending gained 0.5%.
Income was expected to climb by 0.4%. Spending was expected to climb by 0.5%.
In chained 2009 dollars, disposable income actually declined -0.1% in June.
Private wages and salaries increased $US38.0 billion in June, compared with an increase of $US19.1 billion in May.
Goods-producing industries’ payrolls increased $US5.9 billion, compared with an increase of $US5.0 billion; manufacturing payrolls increased $US4.2 billion, compared with an increase of $US1.8 billion.
Services-producing industries’ payrolls increased $US32.0 billion, compared with an increase of $US14.2 billion.
Government wages and salaries decreased $US0.5 billion, in contrast to an increase of $US0.3 billion.
Last month’s personal income was revised to 0.3%, while personal spending was revised to 0.2%.
Consumption growth has been basically flat since mid-2010, while disposable income has seen more fluctuations.