Real earnings in May 2006

June 16, 2006

Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.7 percent from April to May after seasonal adjustment.

Composition of change in real average weekly earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, May 2006
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A 0.3-percent decline in average weekly hours and a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) were partially offset by a 0.1-percent rise in average hourly earnings.

Average weekly earnings rose by 4.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2005 to May 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings decreased by 0.2 percent.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in May 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1013.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real earnings in May 2006 on the Internet at (visited September 20, 2014).


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