Real earnings in October 2004
December 17, 2004
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.4 percent from September to October after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.6-percent rise in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average weekly hours were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 2.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2003 to October 2004. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings decreased by 0.4 percent over the year.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics Program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in October 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-2341.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in October 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/nov/wk3/art05.htm (visited October 01, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.