Real Earnings Summary


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REAL EARNINGS * OCTOBER 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from September to October, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from no 
change 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 decreased 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2016 to October 
2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek 
resulted in a 0.4-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.1 percent from 
September to October, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from no change 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 0.2 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours.

From October 2016 to October 2017, real average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the 
average workweek resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for November 2017 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 
at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Last Modified Date: November 15, 2017