Real earnings in April 2006
May 22, 2006
Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.2 percent from March to April after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.5-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours was partially offset by a 0.6-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
Average weekly earnings rose by 4.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2005 to April 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 0.4 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 April 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-855.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in April 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/may/wk4/art01.htm (visited December 09, 2016).
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