Composition of change in real earnings in October
November 20, 2001
Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent from September to October after seasonal adjustment.
The increase in real average weekly earnings reflected a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings and a 0.4-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). These movements were partially offset by a 0.3-percent decline in average weekly hours.
These earnings data are a product of the Current Employment StatisticsProgram. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments; the data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in October 2001," news release USDL 01-417.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Composition of change in real earnings in October on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/nov/wk3/art02.htm (visited November 27, 2015).
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