Real average hourly earnings fall in April 2014
May 20, 2014
Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.3 percent from March 2014 to April 2014, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from unchanged average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.
|Month||Percent change, all employees||Percent change, production and nonsupervisory employees|
Real average hourly earnings fell 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2013 to April 2014.
Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent from March to April, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.
Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2013 to April 2014.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "Real Earnings—April 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-0812. Information from the Consumer Price Index program is used to adjust the earnings estimates for inflation.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real average hourly earnings fall in April 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140520.htm (visited July 28, 2015).
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