Real earnings unchanged in June 2013

July 18, 2013

Real average hourly earnings for all employees was unchanged from May to June, seasonally adjusted, the result of a 0.4-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Over-the-month percentage change in consumer prices and in current and real earnings for all private nonfarm employees, seasonally adjusted, June 2012-June 2013
MonthReal average
hourly earnings
hourly earnings
Real average
weekly earnings
weekly earnings
weekly hours

Jun 2012

Jul 2012

Aug 2012


Sep 2012


Oct 2012


Nov 2012

Dec 2012

Jan 2013


Feb 2013


Mar 2013

Apr 2013

May 2013(p)


Jun 2013(p)


(p) Preliminary.


In June, real average weekly earnings fell 0.1 percent over the month as a result of unchanged real average hourly earnings and an unchanged average workweek.

From June 2012 to June 2013, real average hourly earnings rose 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for May and June are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — June 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑1343. 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 unchanged in June 2013 on the Internet at (visited September 26, 2016).


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