January 23, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real earnings in December 2011

Over-the-month change in real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees, seasonally adjusted, December 2010–December 2011
Month Percent change

Dec 2010

-0.4

Jan 2011

0.0

Feb 2011

-0.5

Mar 2011

-0.5

Apr 2011

-0.2

May 2011

0.2

Jun 2011

0.2

Jul 2011

0.0

Aug 2011

-0.6

Sep 2011

-0.1

Oct 2011

0.4

Nov 2011

(p)0.0

Dec 2011

(p)0.2

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Real earnings in December 2011.