Real Earnings Summary




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REAL EARNINGS*MARCH 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from February to March, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a  
0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.5 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2016 to March 
2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in no change in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.5 percent from 
February to March, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.4-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.3 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings being partly offset by a 0.3-percent decrease in average weekly hours.

From March 2016 to March 2017, real average hourly earnings were unchanged, seasonally adjusted. 
The unchanged real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for April 2017 is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: April 14, 2017