Transportation industry hourly earnings are the actual return to production workers in transportation industries for an hour worked. Changes in average transportation industry hourly earnings may be caused by either changes in production workers' hourly wage rates or shifts in the number of workers between relatively high-paid occupations and low-paid occupations.
Between May 2001 and May 2002, the average hourly earnings in local and suburban transportation services increased 4..39 percent.
|Average Hourly Earnings||May-01||May-02|
|Local and suburban transportation (current dollars)||13.20||13.78|
|Local and suburban transportation (current dollars) percent change from same month previous year||6.54||4.39|
|Local and suburban transportation (1982 dollars)||7.33||7.60|
|Local and suburban transportation (1982 dollars) percent change from same month previous year||2.77||3.61|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment, Hours, and Earnings, available at http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/.