Real earnings in May
June 19, 2007
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.2 percent from April 2007 to May 2007 after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3-percent increase in both average weekly hours and average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.8-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 May 2006 to May 2007. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 1.4 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 May 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0846.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in May on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk3/art02.htm (visited October 10, 2015).
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