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September 18, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Real earnings in August 2012

Over-the-month change in real average hourly earnings for all employees, seasonally adjusted, August 2011–August 2012
Month Percent change

Aug 2011


Sep 2011


Oct 2011


Nov 2011


Dec 2011


Jan 2012


Feb 2012


Mar 2012


Apr 2012


May 2012


Jun 2012


Jul 2012


Aug 2012


(p) = preliminary.

These data are featured in the TED article, Real earnings in August 2012.