April 25, 2006
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.3 percent from February to March after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average weekly hours were unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2005 to March 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 0.1 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 March 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-694.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real earnings in March 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/apr/wk4/art02.htm (visited April 20, 2014).
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