Real earnings in August 2010
September 23, 2010
Real average hourly earnings for all employees was unchanged from July to August, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3 percent increase in average hourly earnings, which was offset by a 0.3 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings was about unchanged over the month, as a result of no change in both the average work week and real average hourly earnings. Since reaching a recent low in October 2009, real average weekly earnings have risen 2.0 percent.
From August 2009 to August 2010, real average hourly earnings rose 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted. A 1.2-percent increase in average weekly hours, combined with the increase in real average hourly earnings resulted in a 1.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings during this period.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for July and August are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — August 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1282.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in August 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100923.htm (visited January 30, 2015).
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