WEEKLY EARNINGS OF WAGE AND SALARY WORKERS

SECOND QUARTER 2011

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 100.6 million full-time wage and salary workers were $753 in the second quarter of 2011 (not seasonally adjusted), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was 1.8 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 3.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period.

Data on usual weekly earnings are collected as part of the Current Population Survey, a nationwide sample survey of households in which respondents are asked, among other things, how much each wage and salary worker usually earns. Data shown in this release are not seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified. Highlights from the second-quarter data are:

For more information on the Second Quarter Earnings summary, you can contact the:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Division of Labor Force Statistics
PSB Suite 4675, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001

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