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Real Earnings (Real average weekly earnings)

The index is calculated taking into account inflation. To eliminate its influence calculation is made with respect to the base year 1982. It is expressed as absolute values and as an index relative to the previous period. It can serve as an indicator of inflationary pressures arising from increased labor costs.

It has a limited impact on the market. With expectations of an increase in basic interest rates, the increase of the index leads to an increase in the rate of dollar.

  • Release Frequency: monthly.
  • Release Schedule: 08:30 EST, in the middle of the month, along with Consumer Price Index.
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.