Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted

Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted(1)
Oct.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Oct.
2016(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.12 $9.23 $9.23 $9.21

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$307.34 $310.18 $309.99 $309.31

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

232.573 234.196 234.989 235.939

Average hourly earnings

$21.21 $21.62 $21.68 $21.72

Average weekly hours

33.7 33.6 33.6 33.6

Average weekly earnings

$714.78 $726.43 $728.45 $729.79

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4

Average hourly earnings

0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

Average weekly hours

0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.2

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

2.8 1.7 1.4 1.0

Real average weekly earnings(2)

2.9 1.4 1.1 0.6

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

-0.4 0.7 1.2 1.4

Average hourly earnings

2.4 2.4 2.7 2.4

Average weekly hours

0.0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

2.4 2.1 2.3 2.1

Footnotes
(1) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
(2) The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate the earnings series for production and nonsupervisory employees.
(p) Preliminary

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