U.S. households spent at a slower but still solid pace in April, suggesting consumers can help extend an already decade-long expansion amid signs economic momentum is easing, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Personal-consumption expenditures, a measure of household spending on everything from carpet cleaning to computers, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in April from March, the Commerce Department said late last week. That came on the heels of March’s boom, the best monthly increase since 2009.