Category Archives: Money

Government information on the economy, federal reserve, consumer information, and the U.S. Mint.

Presidential Medals

The Presidential Medals series began as the Peace Medals series. Presidents George Washington through Benjamin Harrison gave medals as a sign of peace with Native American tribes, when signing peace treaties with other nations, and at other events. The tradition…

Local Area Personal Income, 2016

Personal income grew in 2016 in 2,285 counties, fell in 795, and was unchanged in 33, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. On average, personal income rose 2.5 percent in 2016 in the metropolitan portion of the United States and rose 1.0 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion. Personal income growth in 2016 ranged from -40.8 percent in Kenedy County, Texas to 27.1 percent in Tillman County, Oklahoma. Full Text

2017 Numismatic Forum: The Road Ahead

by Sharon McPike Nov. 6, 2017 Approximately 70 industry leaders gathered at the United States Mint’s headquarters in Washington, DC, for the second annual Numismatic Forum held October 17. The purpose of the forum was to continue a look into…

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, September 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.5 billion in September, up $0.7 billion from $42.8 billion in August, revised. September exports were $196.8 billion, $2.1 billion more than August exports. September imports were $240.3 billion, $2.8 billion more than August imports. Full Text

Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 2nd quarter 2017 and annual update

Mining; professional, scientific, and technical services; and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the second quarter of 2017. According to gross domestic product (GDP) by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 17 of 22 industry groups contributed to the overall 3.1 percent increase in real GDP in the second quarter. Full Text