October 6, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)
Consumer spending patterns, 2008–2010
Mortgage interest and charges
Food away from home
Gasoline and motor oil
These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer spending patterns, 2008–2010.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.