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• ##### Simple Calculations from the linked report(0+ / 0-)

or the data is in the linked report.

Here are the simple calculations

Change in employment = change in part time + change in full time

Total Hours worked = Total Employment * Ave Weekly Hours

Total Compensation = Total Employment * Ave Weekly Hours * Ave Hourly Compensation

I did not want to clutter the diary with simple math.

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• ##### I see your mistake(2+ / 0-)
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You are confounding BLS Household Data with BLS Establishment Data.

In BLS Household data:
Change in employment = + 293
(http://www.bls.gov/...  --4th line)

Change in part time = +107
Change in full time = +150
(http://www.bls.gov/...  -- 6 lines up from bottom of chart)

I don't know why they don't add up to +293, but at least those are figures from the same data set.

You're trying to compare BLS Establishment data of total nonfarm employment = +165
(http://www.bls.gov/...    -- top line)

to part time changes from another table in the BLS Household data. I think maybe this?
http://www.bls.gov/...
which shows part time for economic reasons +268

But those are apples and oranges. The BLS uses the establishment data to report jobs created / lost; and Household data for unemployment information.

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• ##### Total hours & total compensation up over 12 months(1+ / 0-)
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I wouldn't put too much stock in month-over-month numbers for hours & compensation. Slightly down March to April in a month with good job numbers, but up significantly February to March in a month with disappointing job numbers.

I'd look at 12 month data -- and both total hours and total compensation at steady upward trajectory....

TOO SLOW!!!! but nonetheless upward, consistent with a weak recovery.

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• ##### Actually, inflation-adjusted wages have...(0+ / 0-)

...increased by a paltry 2.25 percent since December 2007.

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