August 22, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real average hourly earnings down 1.3 percent over the year

Over-the-year percentage change in real average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted, July 2011
Category Percent change

Average hourly earnings

2.3

Average weekly hours

0.3

Average weekly earnings

2.6

CPI-U

3.6

Real average hourly earnings

-1.3

Real average weekly earnings

-1.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Real average hourly earnings down 1.3 percent over the year.