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Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.1 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. This increase stems from a 0.1-percent decrease in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings fell 0.2 percent over the month, as a result of a 0.3-percent decrease in the average work week combined with the increase in real average hourly earnings. Since reaching a low point in October 2009, real average weekly earnings have risen 1.7 percent.
Real average hourly earnings rose 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2009 to June 2010. A 0.9-percent increase in average weekly hours, combined with the increase in real average hourly earnings, resulted in a 1.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings during this period.
This earnings data is from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for May and June is preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — June 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0967.