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Real Earnings Summary

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until	                     USDL-22-1626
8:30 a.m. (ET), Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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REAL EARNINGS  JULY 2022

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from June to July, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from an increase of 0.5 
percent in average hourly earnings combined with no change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.5 percent 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 3.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from July 2021 to July 2022. 
The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.6 percent in the average 
workweek resulted in a 3.6-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.5 percent from 
June to July, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.4-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with a decrease of 0.1 percent in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.5 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings being combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From July 2021 to July 2022, real average hourly earnings decreased 2.7 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 3.5-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. 


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

	 


Last Modified Date: August 10, 2022