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Real Average Hourly Earnings decreased 0.1% in September
Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from August to September, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2 percent increase in average hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.
Real average hourly earnings increased 1.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2015 to September 2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
Posted: October 18, 2016 Tuesday 08:30 AM