Real earnings in March 2013
April 18, 2013
Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.2 percent from February to March, seasonally adjusted. The increase stems from unchanged average hourly earnings and a 0.2-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings rose 0.5 percent over the month, a result of the 0.2-percent increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.
Over the year (March 2012 to March 2013), real average hourly earnings rose 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with the 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — March 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑0669. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers is used to deflate the earnings series for all employees.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real earnings in March 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130418.htm (visited April 25, 2014).
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