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Real earnings unchanged in September 2013

November 01, 2013

Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged from August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Over-the-month change in real average hourly earnings for all employees, seasonally adjusted, September 2012–September 2013
DatePercent change

Sep 2012

-0.2

Oct 2012

-0.3

Nov 2012

0.6

Dec 2012

0.4

Jan 2013

0.1

Feb 2013

-0.6

Mar 2013

0.3

Apr 2013

0.6

May 2013

-0.1

Jun 2013

-0.1

Jul 2013

-0.2

Aug 2013

0.2

Sep 2013

0.0

 

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month, the result of no change in real average hourly earnings and an unchanged average work week.

Over the year (September 2012 to September 2013), real average hourly earnings rose 0.9 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with an unchanged average workweek, resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for August and September are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — September 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2077. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers from the Consumer Price Indexes program is used to deflate the all employees data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings unchanged in September 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131101.htm (visited October 01, 2014).

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