Real Earnings Summary


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REAL EARNINGS * OCTOBER 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1 percent from September to October, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 
0.4-percent increase in average hourly earnings being nearly offset by a 0.4-percent increase in the 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings were about unchanged over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change to the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2015 to October 
2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.2 percent from 
September to October, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average 
hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.4-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban 
Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.2 percent over the month resulting from the decrease in real 
average hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From October 2015 to October 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 1.0 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the 
average workweek resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 



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Real Earnings for November 2016 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 
8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Last Modified Date: November 17, 2016