Consumer expenditures in 2005
November 09, 2006
Average annual expenditures per consumer unit rose 6.9 percent in 2005, following an increase of 6.3 percent in 2004 and 0.3 percent in 2003.
The increase in expenditures from 2004 to 2005 was more than the 3.4-percent rise in the annual average Consumer Price Index (CPI) over this period.
Statistically significant increases in spending on housing (9.0 percent) and transportation (7.0 percent), the largest components of spending, contributed to the overall increase in 2005. Increases for food (2.6 percent) and personal insurance and pensions (7.9 percent) also were statistically significant. Spending on apparel and services (3.9 percent), health care (3.5 percent), and entertainment (7.7 percent) also rose in 2005, but these increases were not statistically significant.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer expenditures in 2005 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/nov/wk1/art04.htm (visited April 23, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.