October 18, 2005
Real average weekly earnings fell by 1.2 percent from August 2005 to September 2005 after seasonal adjustment.
This decline stemmed from a 1.4-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earner (CPI-W), which was partially offset be a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings. Average weekly hours were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2004 to September 2005. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings decreased by 2.7 percent over the year.
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 September 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-1971.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real weekly earnings in September 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/oct/wk3/art02.htm (visited April 29, 2016).
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