May 23, 2007
Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.5 percent from March 2007 to April 2007 after seasonal adjustment.
A 0.3-percent decline in average weekly hours and a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) were partially offset by a 0.2-percent rise in average hourly earnings.
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2006 to April 2007. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased by 0.9 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 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0709.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings in April on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk3/art03.htm (visited April 28, 2016).
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