Real Earnings Report Details - TheStreet Definition

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What exactly? A measure of the change in real (inflation-adjusted) average weekly earnings.

Source: Labor Department

Frequency: Monthly

Released when? Around the 15th of the month (same day as the Consumer Price Index) at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Data for prior month.

Market importance: None. Never moves the market owing to the fact that it merely combines statistics contained in the previously released employment report and the simultaneously released CPI.

Other notes: The headline number is the percent change from the prior month, but we also graph the year-on-year change. That way you can see the rate at which real earnings are increasing or decreasing.

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