Real Earnings







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REAL EARNINGS * AUGUST 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from July to August, 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 more than offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

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

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2015 to August 
2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.9-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.4-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 July 
to August, 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 decreased 0.3 percent over the month resulting from no change in real 
average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in average weekly hours.

From August 2015 to August 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 1.8 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the 
average workweek resulted in a 1.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for September 2016 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 
8:30 a.m. (EDT).


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