Real average hourly earnings for all employees declined 0.3 percent from March to April, seasonally
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This decrease stemmed from a 0.1 percent
increase in average hourly earnings, which was more than offset by a 0.4 percent increase in the
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings declined 0.3 percent over the month, as a result of the decrease in real
average hourly earnings combined with the average workweek remaining unchanged. Since reaching a
recent peak in October 2010, real average weekly earnings have fallen by 1.7 percent.

Real average hourly earnings fell by 1.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2010 to April 2011. A
0.6 percent increase in average weekly hours combined with the decrease in real average hourly earnings
resulted in a 0.6 percent decrease in real average weekly earnings during this period.

Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.2 percent from
March to April, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stemmed from a 0.3 percent increase in average
hourly earnings, which was more than offset by a 0.5 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings fell 0.2 percent over the month, as a result of the decrease in real average
hourly earnings combined with the average workweek remaining unchanged. Since reaching a recent
peak in October 2010, real average weekly earnings have fallen by 1.8 percent.

Real average hourly earnings fell 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2010 to April 2011. A 0.6
percent increase in the average workweek combined with the decrease in real average hourly earnings
resulted in a 0.9 percent decrease in real average weekly earnings during this period.

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Real Earnings for May 2011 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
(EDT).