Friday, December 15, 2006


[IWS] BLS: REAL EARNINGS IN NOVEMBER 2006 [15 December 2006]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

REAL EARNINGS IN NOVEMBER 2006 [15 December 2006]
[full-text, 5 pages]

 Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.2 percent from October to November
after seasonal adjustment, according to preliminary data released today by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.  This increase
stemmed from a 0.2 percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a
0.1 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and
Clerical Workers (CPI-W).  Average weekly hours were unchanged.

     Data on average weekly earnings are collected from the payroll reports of
private nonfarm establishments.  Earnings of both full-time and part-time
workers holding production or nonsupervisory jobs are included.  Real average
weekly earnings are calculated by adjusting earnings in current dollars for
changes in the CPI-W.

     Average weekly earnings rose by 4.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from
November 2005 to November 2006.  After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly
earnings increased by 2.6 percent.  Before adjustment for seasonal change and
inflation, average weekly earnings were $572.91 in November 2006, compared with
$550.94 a year earlier.

AND MORE...including TABLES....
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Institute for Workplace Studies 
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