September 19, 2006
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.5 percent from July 2006 to August 2006 after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3-percent decline in average weekly hours and a 0.4-percent increase in the Consumer Prices Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) were partially offset by a 0.1-percent rise in average hourly earnings.
Average weekly earnings rose by 4.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2005 to August 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 0.3 percent.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics Program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in August 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1588.