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Real Earnings Summary

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until	                     USDL-22-0836
8:30 a.m. (ET), Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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REAL EARNINGS * APRIL 2022

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from March to April, 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 0.3 percent in the Consumer Price 
Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings were essentially unchanged over the month due to the change in real 
average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.  
 
Real average hourly earnings decreased 2.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2021 to April 2022. 
The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.9 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 0.2 percent from 
March to April, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.4-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with an increase of 0.2 percent 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 change in real average 
hourly earnings being combined with no change to the average workweek.

From April 2021 to April 2022, real average hourly earnings decreased 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.9 percent in the average 
workweek resulted in a 3.1-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. 


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Real Earnings for May 2022 is scheduled to be released on June 10, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).

	 


Last Modified Date: May 11, 2022