May 23, 2005
Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent from March to April, after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3 percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6 percent increase in average weekly hours was partially offset by a 0.6 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2004 to April 2005. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings decreased by 0.3 percent.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics Program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in Real Earnings in April 2005 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-872.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real weekly earnings, April 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/may/wk4/art01.htm (visited November 29, 2015).
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