Inflation continues to chew up your paycheck.
While consumer prices rose 0.7% in January, income from all sources, including wages, salaries, interest dividends, rental income, unemployment, Social Security, etc. was essentially flat.
And when adjusted for inflation, real personal income fell by 0.5%.
I’ve got good news and bad news.
The good news is you probably put a little more money in your pocket in November.
The bad news is inflation ate up all your income gains and then some.
Real personal incomes fell 0.2% in November despite a healthy gain in nominal income.