Real Earnings Summary




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REAL EARNINGS  MAY 2019

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent from April to May, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2-percent 
increase 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 increased 0.1 percent over the month due to the 0.2-percent increase in 
real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.  

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2018 to May 2019. 
The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.0-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.3 percent from 
April to May, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-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 were unchanged over the month due to the 0.3-percent increase in real 
average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decline in average weekly hours. 

From May 2018 to May 2019, real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
Combining the change in real average hourly earnings with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 

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Real Earnings for June 2019 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: June 12, 2019