May 19, 2009
Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.1 percent from March to April after seasonal adjustment.
This increase stemmed from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings. Average weekly hours and the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2008 to April 2009. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 2.6 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 April 2009" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 09-0512.