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Household spending on personal insurance and pensions increased the most from 2017 to 2018 


September 13, 2019
Average expenditures per consumer unit for 2018 were $61,224, a 1.9-percent increase from 2017 levels. During the same period, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) rose 2.4 percent, and average pretax incomes increased by 6.9 percent. From 2017 to 2018, a 7.8-percent increase in personal insurance and pensions expenditures was the largest percentage increase among all major components. This compared with a decrease of 0.9 percent from 2016 to 2017. Full Text »
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Beyond the Numbers

How frequently do private businesses pay workers?

This Beyond the Numbers article analyzes pay frequencies that private businesses use in the United States, as collected by the Current Employment Statistics survey. Data of this nature are not published in any standard Bureau of Labor Statistics source, but are available upon request. The article also explains why the CES program collects such data.
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