November 20, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real earnings in October 2009

Over-the-month percent change in real average hourly earnings, seasonally adjusted, October 2008–October 2009
Month Percent change

Oct 2008

1.5

Nov 2008

2.5

Dec 2008

1.3

Jan 2009

-0.1

Feb 2009

-0.3

Mar 2009

0.3

Apr 2009

0.1

May 2009

0.0

Jun 2009

-0.9

Jul 2009

0.2

Aug 2009

-0.1

Sep 2009

-0.1

Oct 2009

-0.1

These data featured in the TED article, Real earnings in October 2009.