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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)
Oct.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Oct.
2019(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.27 $9.45 $9.47 $9.45

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$312.56 $317.42 $318.32 $317.53

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

246.908 249.811 249.745 250.784

Average hourly earnings

$22.90 $23.60 $23.66 $23.70

Average weekly hours

33.7 33.6 33.6 33.6

Average weekly earnings

$771.73 $792.96 $794.98 $796.32

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

-0.2 0.4 0.2 -0.2

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.2 0.7 0.3 -0.2

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4

Average hourly earnings

0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.2 0.7 0.3 0.2

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.5 1.9 1.9 1.9

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.6 1.3 1.7 1.6

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

2.7 1.5 1.5 1.6

Average hourly earnings

3.2 3.5 3.5 3.5

Average weekly hours

0.0 -0.6 -0.3 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

3.2 2.9 3.2 3.2

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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Last Modified Date: November 13, 2019