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)
Feb.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Feb.
2017(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.20 $9.20 $9.15 $9.17

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$309.16 $309.17 $307.57 $307.95

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

231.817 236.916 238.365 238.516

Average hourly earnings

$21.33 $21.80 $21.82 $21.86

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.6 33.6 33.6

Average weekly earnings

$716.69 $732.48 $733.15 $734.50

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.3 0.0 -0.5 0.2

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.0 0.0 -0.5 0.1

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

-0.3 0.3 0.6 0.1

Average hourly earnings

0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2

Average weekly hours

-0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Average weekly earnings

-0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

1.8 0.5 -0.2 -0.3

Real average weekly earnings(2)

1.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.4

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.6 2.0 2.6 2.9

Average hourly earnings

2.4 2.5 2.3 2.5

Average weekly hours

-0.3 -0.6 -0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

2.1 1.9 2.0 2.5

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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