May 17, 2012
Real average hourly earnings fell 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2011 to April 2012.
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A 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours, combined with the decline in real average hourly earnings, resulted in a 0.2-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings during this period.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics and Consumer Price Index programs. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — April 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0954. Earnings data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary and subject to revision. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) is used to deflate the all employees data series.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in April 2012 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120517.htm (visited December 03, 2021).