Real Earnings Summary





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REAL EARNINGS*MAY 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.3 percent from April to May, 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 decrease in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.3 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 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2016 to May 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 increased 0.3 percent from 
April to May, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.2-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

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

From May 2016 to May 2017, real average hourly earnings increased 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
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. 
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Real Earnings for June 2017 is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: June 14, 2017