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January 23, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real earnings in December 2011

Over-the-month change in real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees, seasonally adjusted, December 2010–December 2011
Month Percent change

Dec 2010


Jan 2011


Feb 2011


Mar 2011


Apr 2011


May 2011


Jun 2011


Jul 2011


Aug 2011


Sep 2011


Oct 2011


Nov 2011


Dec 2011


(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Real earnings in December 2011.