Real earnings in March 2006

April 25, 2006

Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.3 percent from February to March after seasonal adjustment.

Composition of change in real average weekly earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, March 2006
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A 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.5-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 3.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2005 to March 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 0.1 percent.

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 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-694.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in March 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/apr/wk4/art02.htm (visited October 31, 2014).

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