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The Economics Daily

Real weekly earnings up 3.9 percent for year ended August 2020 

September 18, 2020
Real average hourly earnings increased 3.3 percent from August 2019 to August 2020. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.6 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 3.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. The increases in real average hourly and weekly earnings largely reflect the substantial job loss over the year among lower-paid workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it. Full Text »
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Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

Exploring changes in real average hourly earnings, June 2009 to December 2019  
Lawrence Doppelt, Shane Haley


Beyond the Numbers

Job openings and labor turnover trends for Metropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019

This Beyond the Numbers article features JOLTS MSA research estimates for the 18-largest MSAs. In this article, we explore trends in a number of measures—job openings, hires, separations (including quits and layoffs and discharges), labor churn, and unemployment—that allow us to compare labor markets in metropolitan areas.
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Career Outlook

Spotlight on Statistics

Commissioner's Corner

    Occupational Outlook Handbook