Real average hourly earnings for production and non-supervisory employees fell 0.1 percent from August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stemmed from a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), offsetting a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings.

Composition of change in real average weekly earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, September 2010
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Real average weekly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent over the month, as a result of an unchanged average work week combined with the decline in real average hourly earnings.

Since reaching a recent low point in June 2009, real average weekly earnings have risen 2.1 percent.

This earnings data is from the Current Employment Statistics program and is for production and non-supervisory workers in private nonfarm establishments. Earnings data are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Real Earnings — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1427.