Real earnings in January
February 23, 2007
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.3 percent from December 2006 to January 2007 after seasonal adjustment.
This decline stemmed from a 0.3-percent decrease in the average weekly hours and a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which were partially offset by a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings.
Average weekly earnings rose by 4.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from January 2006 to January 2007. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 2.1 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 January 2007," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 07-0282.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in January on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/feb/wk3/art04.htm (visited April 26, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.