* Data is projected for years 2017-2050.
Years Available: 1969–2050
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General Notes: Historical data are revised each year and some historical data are estimated for witheld data due to disclosure and confidentiality policies. Presented in constant 2009 dollars in order to measure the real change in earnings and income when inflation is taken into account. Personal income consists of all sources of income including wages, salaries, other labor income, proprietors income, rental income, dividend income, personal interest income, and government and business payments. Excludes social security, insurance, and retirement contributions made by employees.
Employment, earnings, income, and population data 1969-2016 are historical from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Retail sales data from the Department of Commerce are historical for 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Household data are historical for 1970, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000 and 2010 from Department of Commerce. Household incomes (in 2009 dollars) are historical for 1990, 2000, and 2010 only. Finally, all other years of data, 1970-2016 or 1990-2016, for retail sales, households, population, and household incomes are estimated by Woods & Poole. Data for years 2017-2050 are projected.