Real earnings fall 0.1 percent in November 2010
December 20, 2010
Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.1 percent from October to November, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), while average hourly earnings remained unchanged.
Real average weekly earnings fell 0.1 percent over the month, as the average workweek remained unchanged and real average hourly earnings declined.
Real average hourly earnings rose 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2009 to November 2010. 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 October and November are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — November 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1727.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings fall 0.1 percent in November 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101220.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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