Real earnings in April 2010
May 24, 2010
Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.1 percent from March to April, seasonally adjusted. This increase stems from a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) while average hourly earnings remained unchanged.
Real average weekly earnings rose 0.4 percent over the month, as a result of a 0.3-percent increase in the average work week combining with the increase in real average hourly earnings. Over the past 6 months, real average weekly earnings have risen by 1.2 percent.
Real average hourly earnings fell 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2009 to April 2010. The decline in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in average weekly hours, resulted in essentially no change in real average weekly earnings during this period.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Real Earnings—April 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0686.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in April 2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100524.htm (visited January 23, 2018).
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