Real weekly earnings, March 2005
April 22, 2005
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.3 percent from February 2005 to March 2005 after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.6 percent-increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average weekly hours were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 2.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2004 to March 2005. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings decreased by 0.5 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 March 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-688.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real weekly earnings, March 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/apr/wk3/art05.htm (visited September 30, 2014).
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