Real Earnings Summary

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REAL EARNINGS*AUGUST 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.3 percent from July to August, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.1-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.4-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.6 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2016 to August 
2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.3 percent from 
July to August, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings being more than offset by a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage 
Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.3 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From August 2016 to August 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 0.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for September 2017 is scheduled to be released on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:30 
a.m. (EDT).

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Last Modified Date: September 14, 2017