March 22, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real hourly earnings fall 0.4 percent over the year

Over-the-year percentage change in real average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, February 2011
Component Over-the-year percent change (p)

Average hourly earnings

1.7

Average weekly hours

0.6

Average weekly earnings

2.3

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

2.2

Real average hourly earnings

-0.4

Real average weekly earnings

0.2

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Real hourly earnings fall 0.4 percent over the year.

 

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