November 20, 2001
Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent from September to October after seasonal adjustment.
The increase in real average weekly earnings reflected a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings and a 0.4-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). These movements were partially offset by a 0.3-percent decline in average weekly hours.
These earnings data are a product of the Current Employment StatisticsProgram. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments; the data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in October 2001," news release USDL 01-417.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Composition of change in real earnings in October on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/nov/wk3/art02.htm (visited September 23, 2014).
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