Saturday, October 12, 2013

Not everything stays in proportion to wages and salaries

Yesterday I looked at wage and salary disbursements, the government share of that.

After I wrote up that post, I looked at the BEA file a little more. Personal Income is made up of into several types of income in addition to wages and profits, including interest and dividends.

Well, you know me. The graph below shows interest income (blue) and dividend income (red) in comparison to the wage-and-salary number.

Graph #1: Interest (blue) and Dividends (red) in Comparison to Wages and Salaries
The Google Drive Spreadsheet is available

1 comment:

Jazzbumpa said...

Important to remember here is that interest and divs go almost exclusively to the top few percent of earners. That can get lost in aggregate numbers.