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Real earnings fall 0.1 percent in September

October 20, 2010

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent from August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stemmed from a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), offsetting a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings.

Composition of change in real average weekly earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, September 2010
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Real average weekly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent over the month, as a result of an unchanged average work week combined with the decline in real average hourly earnings.

Since reaching a recent low point in June 2009, real average weekly earnings have risen 2.1 percent.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are for production and nonsupervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1427.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings fall 0.1 percent in September on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101020.htm (visited November 24, 2014).

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