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)
May
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
May
2016(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.05 $9.22 $9.21 $9.20

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$304.24 $309.94 $309.42 $309.22

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

231.813 231.991 233.036 233.513

Average hourly earnings

$20.99 $21.40 $21.46 $21.49

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.6 33.6 33.6

Average weekly earnings

$705.26 $719.04 $721.06 $722.06

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

-0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.3 0.1 0.5 0.2

Average hourly earnings

0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Average weekly hours

-0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.1

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

2.6 1.9 1.7 1.7

Real average weekly earnings(2)

2.3 1.6 1.4 1.6

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

-0.5 0.5 0.9 0.7

Average hourly earnings

2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4

Average weekly hours

-0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

1.8 2.1 2.2 2.4

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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