Real earnings, September 2006
October 23, 2006
Real average weekly earnings rose by 1.0 percent from August to September after seasonal adjustment.
This increase stemmed from a 0.2-percent rise in average hourly earnings and a 0.7-percent decline in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average weekly hours were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 4.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2005 to September 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 2.2 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 September 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1815.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real earnings, September 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/oct/wk4/art01.htm (visited September 01, 2014).
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