August 21, 2006
Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent from June 2006 to July 2006 after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.4-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 4.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from July 2005 to July 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings decreased 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 July 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1444.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings, July 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk3/art01.htm (visited May 04, 2016).
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