The median weekly earnings of full-time workers in America jumped more than 10% in the second quarter from a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The data marks the largest increase in the four decades that the agency has tracked it but is skewed by a more sobering reality: massive job losses among lower-wage workers.

Wages Jump

U.S. weekly earnings of 104.5 million full-time workers surpass $1,000

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Note: Median usual weekly earnings (second quartile), Employed full time, Wage and salary workers

The trend first started to become clear in labor-market data in April, after businesses across the U.S. shuttered to stem the spread of the virus, putting millions out of work. It’s become more pronounced since.

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 104.5 million full-time salaried workers surpassed $1,000 for the first time as of June 30, according to the report.