WASHINGTON - Personal income rose $31.7 billion or 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The April increase followed an unrevised 0.4% gain in March. The April rise came up short of the median 0.3% increase estimated by economists polled by Thomson Reuters.

Personal spending climbed $31.8 billion, or 0.3% in April. That increase followed a downwardly revised 0.2% gain in March, originally reported as 0.3%.

The April gain was the same as the economists' projection.

Disposable personal income increased $22.0 billion, or 0.2% in April, following an increase of 0.4% in March. Real disposable income, which is adjusted to remove price changes, increased 0.2% in April. That followed an identical advance the previous month.

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