September 21, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real earnings in August 2011

Over-the-month change in real average hourly earnings for all employees, seasonally adjusted, August 2010–August 2011
Month Percent change

Aug 2010

0.1

Sept 2010

-0.1

Oct 2010

0.1

Nov 2010

-0.2

Dec 2010

-0.4

Jan 2011

0.0

Feb 2011

-0.5

Mar 2011

-0.5

Apr 2011

-0.2

May 2011

0.2

Jun 2011

0.2

Jul 2011

0.0(p)

Aug 2011

-0.6(p)

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Real earnings in August 2011.