Real Earnings Summary





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REAL EARNINGS  NOVEMBER 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.2 percent from October to November, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2-
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 increased 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2016 to 
November 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent increase in 
the average workweek resulted in a 0.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 
period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.2 percent from 
October to November, 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 November 2016 to November 2017, real average hourly earnings were unchanged, seasonally 
adjusted. The unchanged real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the 
average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for December 2017 is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:30 
a.m. (EST).

Calendar year 2018 release dates for Real Earnings news releases are now available at 
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Last Modified Date: December 13, 2017