Inflation-adjusted average weekly earnings were unchanged from January to February after seasonal adjustment, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
A 0.3 percent increase in average hourly earnings was offset by a 0.3 percent decrease in average weekly
hours. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
(CPI-W) was unchanged.
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from
February 2005 to February 2006. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly
earnings decreased by 0.1 percent. Before adjustment for seasonal change and
inflation, average weekly earnings were $553.42 in February 2006, compared with
$534.33 a year earlier.