Real Earnings Summary


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REAL EARNINGS * FEBRUARY 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1 percent from January to February, 
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 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 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 were unchanged, seasonally adjusted, from February 2016 to February 
2017. 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.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.2 percent from 
January to February, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.1-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 increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From February 2016 to February 2017, real average hourly earnings decreased 0.3 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The decrease in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.4-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for March 2017 is scheduled to be released on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2017