[Marxism] Real Earnings, US

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 15 07:59:40 MDT 2009

                                REAL EARNINGS  SEPTEMBER 2009

Real average hourly earnings fell 0.1 percent from August to September, 
seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.  This 
decline stemmed from the Consumer Price Index for Urban
Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), up by 0.2 percent, outpacing 0.1 
percent growth in average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory 

Real average weekly earnings fell 0.4 percent over the month, as a result of 
the decrease in real average hourly earnings and a 0.3 percent decrease in 
the average work week.  Since reaching a recent high point in December 2008, 
real average weekly earnings have fallen by 1.9 percent.

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