Real earnings in May 2013
June 20, 2013
Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.2 percent from April to May, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from an unchanged average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.1 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings fell 0.1 percent over the month, the result of a decrease in real average hourly earnings and an unchanged average workweek.
Over the year (May 2012 to May 2013), real average hourly earnings rose 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for April and May are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — May 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-1176. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers from the Consumer Price Index program is used to deflate the “all employees” data.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in May 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130620.htm (visited August 28, 2016).
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