October 20, 2010
Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent from August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stemmed from a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), offsetting a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings.
Real average weekly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent over the month, as a result of an unchanged average work week combined with the decline in real average hourly earnings.
Since reaching a recent low point in June 2009, real average weekly earnings have risen 2.1 percent.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1427.