Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted

Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted(1)
Dec.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Dec.
2017(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.20 $9.23 $9.19 $9.21

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$309.17 $310.96 $310.76 $311.31

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

236.916 240.587 241.788 242.117

Average hourly earnings

$21.80 $22.20 $22.23 $22.30

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.7 33.8 33.8

Average weekly earnings

$732.48 $748.14 $751.37 $753.74

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.2

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.3 0.1 0.5 0.1

Average hourly earnings

0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.5 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.1 0.4 0.5 0.7

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

2.0 2.1 2.3 2.2

Average hourly earnings

2.5 2.2 2.3 2.3

Average weekly hours

-0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6

Average weekly earnings

1.9 2.5 2.9 2.9

Footnotes
(1) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
(2) The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate the earnings series for production and nonsupervisory employees.
(p) Preliminary

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