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March 22, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real hourly earnings fall 0.4 percent over the year

Over-the-year percentage change in real average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, February 2011
Component Over-the-year percent change (p)

Average hourly earnings


Average weekly hours


Average weekly earnings


Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)


Real average hourly earnings


Real average weekly earnings


(p) Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Real hourly earnings fall 0.4 percent over the year.