Real average weekly earnings in October 2006

November 21, 2006

Real average weekly earnings rose by 1.3 percent from September 2006 to October 2006 after seasonal adjustment.

Composition of change in real average weekly earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, October 2006
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This increase stemmed from a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours combined with a 0.4-percent increase in average hourly earnings and a 0.7-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Average weekly earnings rose by 4.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2005 to October 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 3.2 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 October 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1980.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real average weekly earnings in October 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/nov/wk3/art02.htm (visited August 28, 2014).

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