January 18, 2008
After deflation by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), average weekly earnings decreased by 0.9 percent from December 2006 to December 2007.
Before adjustment for inflation, average weekly earnings rose by 3.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2006 to December 2007.
Before adjustment for seasonal change and inflation, average weekly earnings were $605.96 in December 2007.
These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics Program. These data are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data for December 2007 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings in December 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 08-0063.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real average weekly earnings, December 2006-December 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jan/wk2/art05.htm (visited September 22, 2014).
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