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)
Jan.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)
Jan.
2018(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.16 $9.20 $9.22 $9.17

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$307.62 $310.15 $310.67 $308.24

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

238.226 241.548 242.010 243.517

Average hourly earnings

$21.81 $22.23 $22.31 $22.34

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.7 33.7 33.6

Average weekly earnings

$732.82 $749.15 $751.85 $750.62

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

-0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.5

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.8

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.6 0.4 0.2 0.6

Average hourly earnings

0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

0.1 0.2 0.4 -0.2

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

-0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.8 0.3 0.5 0.2

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

2.6 2.3 2.2 2.2

Average hourly earnings

2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

Average weekly hours

-0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

1.7 2.7 2.7 2.4

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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