Disposable Income Statistics: Up Just 1.2 Percent Since Recovery Began

December 2, 2012 6:03 am

Well the overall tone these days everywhere seems to be “The Economic Recovery is well under way” – we spotted one number that does not support that theory – the overall disposable income has gone up only by 1.2 percent (adjusted for inflation) since June 2009 (Source)

That number is disappointing for multiple reasons – this is the one number that matters, for all kinds of sellers. Yes, production might be up, yes, confidence might be up – but is there an actual increase in disposable income?

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