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Economic News Release
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Real Earnings Summary

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until	                    USDL-23-0485
8:30 a.m. (ET) Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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REAL EARNINGS  FEBRUARY 2023

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from January to February, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from an 
increase of 0.2 percent in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.4 percent in the 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.4 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 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2022 to 
February 2023. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.6 percent in 
the average workweek resulted in a 1.9-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this 
period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.1 percent from 
January to February, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.5-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with an increase of 0.3 percent in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.4 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek.

From February 2022 to February 2023, real average hourly earnings decreased 0.3 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 1.2-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. 


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Real Earnings for March 2023 is scheduled to be released on April 12, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).

	 


Last Modified Date: March 14, 2023