Free Special Resources
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Resources, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Cost Per Hire Calculator
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more.

Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.

Download Now!
December 18, 2002
Weekly Earnings Rise 0.2 Percent
December 18, 2002

Average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent from October to November after seasonal adjustment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.

A 0.3 percent increase in average hourly earnings was partly offset by a 0.1 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Average weekly hours were unchanged, according to the BLS report.

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

Average weekly earnings rose by 3.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2001 to November 2002. After deflation by the CPI-W, average weekly earnings rose by 1.1 percent. Before adjustment for seasonal change and inflation, average weekly earnings were $508.64 in November 2002, compared with $494.36 a year earlier.


For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Market Analysis Report! Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Get Your Report Now!

Featured Free Resource:
Cost Per Hire Calculator
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2017 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: