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Real earnings in February

March 20, 2012

Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 1.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2011 to February 2012.

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The decrease in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6 percent increase in average weekly hours resulted in a 0.4 percent decrease in real average weekly earnings during the 12-month period from February 2011 to February 2012.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics and Consumer Price Index programs. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — February 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0453. Earnings data for the most recent two 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 Economics Daily, Real earnings in February at (visited March 04, 2024).

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