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Real Earnings Summary




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8:30 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, October 10, 2019

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REAL EARNINGS  SEPTEMBER 2019

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged from August to September, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from no change in 
average hourly earnings combined with no change 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 unchanged real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.  

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2018 to 
September 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease 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 increased 0.2 percent from 
August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average 
hourly earnings combined with no change 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 increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours. 

From September 2018 to September 2019, real average hourly earnings increased 1.9 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the 
average workweek resulted in a 1.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 

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Real Earnings for October 2019 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 
8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Last Modified Date: October 10, 2019