July 25, 2006
Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.6 percent from May 2006 to June 2006 after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours combined with a 0.5-percent increase in average hourly earnings was partially offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
Average weekly earnings rose by 4.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2005 to June 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 June 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1234.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in June on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jul/wk4/art02.htm (visited February 12, 2016).
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