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Real Earnings Summary

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until	                      USDL-22-1835
8:30 a.m. (ET), Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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REAL EARNINGS * AUGUST 2022

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent from July to August, 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 decreased 0.1 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 decreased 2.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2021 to August 
2022. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.6 percent in the 
average workweek resulted in a 3.4-percent decrease 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 
July to August, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.4-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with no change to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical 
Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings being combined with a decrease of 0.3 percent to the average workweek.

From August 2021 to August 2022, real average hourly earnings decreased 2.4 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.9-percent decrease in the 
average workweek resulted in a 3.2-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. 


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Real Earnings for September 2022 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at
8:30 a.m. (ET).

	 


Last Modified Date: September 13, 2022