Personal spending jumps by the most in 3 months

Consumer spending rose by the most in three months in December, according to the Commerce Department.

Personal spending rose by 0.5% month-over-month in December, in line with economists’ expectations, according to the Bloomberg consensus.

The prior month saw an increase of 0.2%.

The core PCE price index rose by 0.1% month-over-month in December, also in line with expectations.

However, personal incomes rose by 0.3% month-over-month, below expectations of 0.4%.

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