November 23, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real hourly earnings fall 1.6 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, October 2011
Category Percent change

Average hourly earnings

1.8

Average weekly hours

0.0

Average weekly earnings

1.8

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

3.6

Real average hourly earnings

-1.6

Real average weekly earnings

-1.7

These data are featured in the TED article, Real hourly earnings fall 1.6 percent over the year.

 

 

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