Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * MARCH 2015

All employees

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

Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.2 percent over the month due to the increase in real 
average hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2014 to March 
2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 2.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent from 
February to March, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings being more than offset by a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage 
Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.4 percent over the month due to the decrease in real 
average hourly earnings and a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2014 to March 
2015. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 2.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for April 2015 is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

 

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