January 20, 2006
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2004 to December 2005.
After deflation by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), average weekly earnings decreased by 0.4 percent.
Before adjustment for seasonal change and inflation, average weekly earnings were $551.67 in December 2005.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics Program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data for December 2005 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in December 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-85.