Real earnings rise 0.2 percent in October
November 22, 2013
Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.2 percent from September to October, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
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Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.1 percent from September to October, seasonally adjusted. This increase stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2012 to October 2013. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with an unchanged average workweek, resulted in a 1.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for September and October are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — October 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑2194. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers is used to deflate the "all employees" data. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers is used to deflate the "production and nonsupervisory employees" data.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings rise 0.2 percent in October on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131122.htm (visited March 28, 2015).
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