Average weekly earnings rose by 0.2 percent from May 2005 to June 2005 as consumer
prices stayed the same, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S.
Department of Labor.
Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and the Consumer Price Index
for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) and average weekly hours
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June
2004 to June 2005. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings increased
by 0.4 percent. Before adjustment for seasonal change and inflation, average
weekly earnings were $539.45 in June 2005, compared with $524.37 a year earlier.