Real earnings increase in April
May 20, 2013
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from March to April, seasonally adjusted, the result of a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.4-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month, as the increase in real average hourly earnings was offset by a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek.
Over the year (April 2012 to April 2013), real average hourly earnings increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, while real average weekly earnings increased 0.5 percent.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for March and April are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — April 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑0930. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers from the Consumer Price Indexes program is used to deflate the all employees data.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings increase in April on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130520.htm (visited October 20, 2016).
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