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How Much do Americans Save?

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  • Written By: L. S. Wynn
  • Edited By: L. S. Wynn
  • Last Modified Date: 11 November 2018
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The amount that American's save is usually in flux and the rate is often affected by unemployment, the status of the economy, and other factors. We have created the following chart using data provided by the Council of Economic Advisors, in their February 2003 Report. As you can see from the following chart, personal savings reached a high of 10.9% in 1982, but has been in a steady decline since 1992. Note that the percentages listed represent the percent of disposable income saved for the given year:

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year savings %
2001 2.3 How much did Americans save 2001
2000 2.8 How much did Americans save 2000
1999 2.6 How much did Americans save 1999
1998 4.7 How much did Americans save 1998
1997 4.2 How much did Americans save 1997
1996 4.8 How much did Americans save 1996
1995 5.6 How much did Americans save 1995
1994 6.1 How much did Americans save 1994
1993 7.1 How much did Americans save 1993
1992 8.7 How much did Americans save 1992
1991 8.3 How much did Americans save 1991
1990 7.8 How much did Americans save 1990
1989 7.5 How much did Americans save 1989
1988 7.8 How much did Americans save 1988
1987 7.3 How much did Americans save 1987
1986 8.2 How much did Americans save 1986
1985 9.2 How much did Americans save 1985
1984 10.6 How much did Americans save 1984
1983 8.8 How much did Americans save 1983
1982 10.9 How much did Americans save 1982
1981 10.8 How much did Americans save 1981
1980 10.2 How much did Americans save 1980
1979 9.2 How much did Americans save 1979
1978 9.0 How much did Americans save 1978
1977 8.7 How much did Americans save 1977
1976 9.4 How much did Americans save 1976
1975 10.6 How much did Americans save 1975
1974 10.7 How much did Americans save 1974
1973 10.5 How much did Americans save 1973
1972 8.9 How much did Americans save 1972
1971 10.0 How much did Americans save 1971
1970 9.4 How much did Americans save 1970
1969 7.8 How much did Americans save 1969
1968 8.4 How much did Americans save 1968
1967 9.4 How much did Americans save 1967
1966 8.3 How much did Americans save 1966
1965 8.6 How much did Americans save 1965
1964 8.8 How much did Americans save 1964
1963 7.8 How much did Americans save 1963
1962 8.3 How much did Americans save 1962
1961 8.3 How much did Americans save 1961
1960 7.2 How much did Americans save 1960
1959 7.6 How much did Americans save 1959
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