Real earnings in November
December 19, 2006
Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.2 percent from October 2006 to November 2006 after seasonal adjustment.
This increase stemmed from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average weekly hours were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 4.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2005 to November 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 2.6 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 November 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-2072.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in November on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/dec/wk3/art02.htm (visited April 19, 2015).
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