A data chart image of Real earnings rose in November 2014

Real earnings rose in November 2014

December 22, 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, from $24.51 in October 2014 to $24.66 in November 2014. Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees also increased 0.6 percent, from $20.62 to $20.74 over the month.

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A data chart image of Consumer Price Index increases 1.3% from November 2013 to November 2014; energy index down

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A data chart image of October unemployment rates down over the year in 354 of 372 metro areas

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A data chart image of PPI up 1.4 percent from November 2013 to November 2014

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