Weekly earnings of full-time workers in third quarter

October 20, 2000

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 101.5 million full-time wage and salary workers were 5.3 percent higher in the third quarter of 2000 than a year earlier. Over the same period, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 3.5 percent.

Percent change in median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, by selected characteristics, not seasonally adjusted, 1999 III to 2000 III
[Chart data—TXT]

Among those who usually worked full time, median weekly earnings rose most—8.9 percent—among men aged 16 to 24. For men 25 and older, weekly earnings were up 4.8 percent.

Among women who usually worked full time, median weekly earnings rose 3.7 percent for those age 16 to 24 and 3.8 percent for those 25 and over.

Data on weekly earnings are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information on earnings in "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Third Quarter 2000," news release USDL 00-301.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Weekly earnings of full-time workers in third quarter on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/oct/wk3/art05.htm (visited September 30, 2016).


Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

  • A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
    As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.

  • Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
    Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.

  • Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
    Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.