*A household’s disposable income is measured after accounting for taxes. Overall consumer expenditures are based on an annual survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and displayed in consumer units. Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) is the primary estimated measure of consumer spending on goods and services in the U.S. economy. PCE shows how much of the income earned by households is being spent on current consumption, monthly.
Spending source: U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Chart data: U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income, percentage change from year ago, monthly, seasonally adjusted annual rate. Personal consumption expenditures, percentage change from year ago, monthly, seasonally adjusted, real rate.