According to the Friday, April 13th 2012 release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “real average hourly earnings for all employees fell .1 % from March 2012 to April 2012, seasonally adjusted.
A .2 % increase in the average hourly earnings was more than offset by a .3% increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings fell .4% over the month due to a .3 % decline in the workweek combined with a decline in real average hourly earnings. Since reaching a peak in October 2010, real average weekly earnings fell 1.1%.
It was reported that real average hourly earnings fell .6%, seasonally adjusted, from March 2011 to March 2012. The decline in real average hourly earnings combined with a .6% increase in average weekly hours resulted in unchanged real average weekly earnings over this period.