Real average weekly earnings, December 2004 – December 2005

January 20, 2006

Average weekly earnings rose by 3.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2004 to December 2005.

Percent change in real average weekly earnings, production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, December-December, 2001-2005
[Chart data—TXT]

After deflation by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), average weekly earnings decreased by 0.4 percent.

Before adjustment for seasonal change and inflation, average weekly earnings were $551.67 in December 2005.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics Program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data for December 2005 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in December 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-85.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real average weekly earnings, December 2004 – December 2005 on the Internet at (visited January 23, 2018).


Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics