Change in real average weekly earnings, June 2009
July 20, 2009
Real average weekly earnings fell by 1.2 percent from May to June after seasonal adjustment.
The decrease from May to June stemmed from a 0.3-percent decrease in average weekly hours and a 0.9-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average hourly earnings were unchanged.
In annual terms, average weekly earnings rose by 0.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2008 to June 2009. 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 June 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-0813.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Change in real average weekly earnings, June 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jul/wk3/art01.htm (visited July 05, 2015).
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