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Real average hourly earnings down 0.2 percent over the 12 months ending July 2018 


August 15, 2018
Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.2 percent from July 2017 to July 2018. The decline in real average hourly earnings combined with the 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 12-month period. Full Text »
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