Household income categories

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    IMPLAN Forum
    Hello Sylvia, The BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey changed their categories, and we changed our household income categories to reflect that change. After a quick search of their site, we were able to find this statement by the BLS (link below), "CE evaluated the income ranges on the published standard table, and found that over time the number of consumer units in the lowest income columns had decreased." We suspect that this category change is due to slowly increasing household incomes over time, but for further information, we recommending contacting the BLS. The variance in household income category labels in the SAM is indeed a labeling error. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Regards, IMPLAN Staff
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