Real Earnings Summary




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REAL EARNINGS  MARCH 2019

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.3 percent from February to March, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a  
0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.4-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month due to the change in real average hourly 
earnings combined with 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.  

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2018 to March 
2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek 
resulted in a 1.3-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 
February to March, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours. 

From March 2018 to March 2019, real average hourly earnings increased 1.6 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. Combining the change in real average hourly earnings with no change in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 

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Real Earnings for April 2019 is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: April 10, 2019