Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * AUGUST 2012


All employees 

Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.7 percent from July to August, seasonally adjusted, 
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This decline resulted from unchanged average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.6 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. 
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Real average weekly earnings fell 0.6 percent over the month due to the decline in real average hourly 
earnings combined with an unchanged average workweek. Since reaching a peak in October 2010, real 
average weekly earnings have fallen 1.3 percent.

Real average hourly earnings were unchanged, seasonally adjusted, from August 2011 to August 2012. 
The unchanged real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent increase in the average 
workweek, resulted in a 0.3 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.8 percent from July to 
August, seasonally adjusted. This decline resulted from a 0.1 percent decrease in average hourly earnings 
combined with a 0.7 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical 
Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings fell 0.8 percent over the month. Since reaching a peak in October 2010, 
real average weekly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees have fallen 2.1 percent.

Real average hourly earnings fell 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2011 to August 2012. 
The decline in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent increase in the average 
workweek, resulted in a 0.1 percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.
	
Real Earnings for September 2012 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:30 
a.m. (EDT). //Lookup.Dat Test 06162016//  

 

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