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Personal income continued its pattern of modest increases in September, while spending rebounded from a weak August showing, with both figures reflecting the impact of the late-summer hurricanes that hit Florida and other parts of the southeast U.S., according to a government report Monday.

Personal income rose 0.2%, vs. a revised 0.4% gain in August and slightly less than economists had expected. It's the third month in four that income has increased 0.2%.

Spending, however, jumped 0.6%, which was more than expected and up from August's revised 0.1% decline.

Put together, the data show an economy that continues to expand but is in no danger of overheating.

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The government said income was hurt by uninsured losses of both business and personal property as a result of the four hurricanes.

Auto sales accounted for about half of September's increase and virtually all of August's decline, the government said.