Weekly wages for construction workers in January averaged $717.80, down 1.9% than average wages during December, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure was 3.1% over average weekly wages for construction workers in January, 2007.
Hourly construction wages averaged $21.18, down 0.7% from December.
Weekly wages for all workers dipped 2.2% in January from December to an average $592.74.
The BLS also announced that the Consumer Price Index increased 0.5% in January from the previous month, and is now 4.3% higher than in January, 2007.