The characteristics of the population such as age, income, ethnicity, etc
- Discouraged Workers (Current Population Survey)
Persons not in the labor force who want and are available for a job and who have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months (or since the end of their last job if they held one within the past 12 months), but who are not currently looking because they believe there are no jobs available or there are none for which they would qualify.
Persons 20 years and over who lost or left jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position or shift was abolished.
- Disposable Personal Income
Personal income less personal tax and nontax payments; the income available to persons for spending or saving.
Also known as “hard goods” because they include items manufactured or provided by wholesalers with a normal life expectancy of three years or more.