November 30, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Wages for sales and related workers down substantially in first three quarters of 2009

12-month percent change in wages and salaries, sales and related workers, private industry, December 2006-September 2009
Month Sales and related workers Sales and related workers, excluding incentive-paid workers

Dec 06

2.6 2.8

Mar 07

3.0 2.8

Jun 07

2.7 2.9

Sep 07

2.4 3.4

Dec 07

2.8 3.7

Mar 08

2.4 4.4

Jun 08

2.5 4.1

Sep 08

1.9 3.8

Dec 08

0.2 3.6

Mar 09

-0.9 2.1

Jun 09

-1.8 1.6

Sep 09

-0.7 1.8

These data featured in the TED article, Wages for sales and related workers down substantially in first three quarters of 2009.