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Economic News Release
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Real Earnings Summary

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until	             USDL-20-0403
8:30 a.m. (EDT), Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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REAL EARNINGS  FEBRUARY 2020

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.3 percent from January to February, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from an 
increase of 0.3 percent in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.1 percent 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 change in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.  

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2019 to 
February 2020. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average 
workweek resulted in 0.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.2 percent from 
January to February, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with an increase of 0.1 percent in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.6 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings being combined with a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours. 

From February 2019 to February 2020, real average hourly earnings increased 1.0 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the 
average workweek resulted in a 1.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 

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Real Earnings for March 2020 is scheduled to be released on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2020