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Real earnings in April 2012

May 17, 2012

Real average hourly earnings fell 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2011 to April 2012.

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A 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours, combined with the decline in real average hourly earnings, resulted in a 0.2-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings during this period.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics and Consumer Price Index programs. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — April 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0954. Earnings data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary and subject to revision. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) is used to deflate the all employees data series.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real earnings in April 2012 on the Internet at (visited September 17, 2014).


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