WASHINGTON — Personal income rose $352.4 billion or 2.6% in December following a revised 1% increase in November, while personal spending climbed $22.6 billion or 0.2%, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

The 2.6% income increase was the largest since a 3.3% surge recorded in December 2004. The November income figure was originally reported as a 0.6% increase, while the spending figure was originally reported as a 0.4% jump.

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