Real Earnings



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REAL EARNINGS * JUNE 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.2 percent from May to June, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.1-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings and no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2015 to June 2016. 
This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees were unchanged from May 
to June, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings 
being offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical 
Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month due to no change in both real average 
hourly earnings and average weekly hours.

From June 2015 to June 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted 
in a 1.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for July 2016 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).


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Last Modified Date: July 15, 2016