July 20, 2011
Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.2 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted. This change stemmed from a 0.2 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), while average hourly earnings remained unchanged.
Real average weekly earnings fell 0.1 percent over the month, as a result of the increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in average weekly hours. Since reaching a recent peak in October 2010, real average weekly earnings have fallen 1.4 percent.
From June 2010 to June 2011, real average hourly earnings fell 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted. A 0.6-percent increase in average weekly hours combined with the decrease in real average hourly earnings resulted in a 0.9 percent decrease in real average weekly earnings during this period.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for April and May are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — June 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1036.