Real Earnings Summary






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REAL EARNINGS*SEPTEMBER 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from August to September, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.5-
percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price 
Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

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

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2016 to 
September 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.2 percent from 
August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.4-percent increase in average 
hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.7-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban 
Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.3 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From September 2016 to September 2017, real average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for October 2017 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 
8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Last Modified Date: October 13, 2017