According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.2 percent in May, seasonally adjusted.

This decrease stems from an unchanged average hourly earnings, combined with an increase of 0.1 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings fell 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average hourly earnings and an unchanged average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings rose 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2012 to May 2013. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.9 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

For production and nonsupervisory employees, real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees was unchanged from April to May, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from an unchanged average hourly earnings and a 0.2 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings for the same group rose 0.2 percent over the month due to the unchanged real average hourly earnings and an increase of 0.3 percent in the average workweek. Meanwhile, real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2012 to May 2013.