Real Earnings




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REAL EARNINGS *MAY 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged from April to May, seasonally adjusted, 
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. 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 All 
Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

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

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2015 to May 2016. 
This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.1 percent from 
April to May, seasonally adjusted. 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 Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From May 2015 to May 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 1.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for June 2016 is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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