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

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.22 $9.16 $9.17 $9.22

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$309.68 $307.72 $307.95 $308.72

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

232.189 238.365 238.516 237.641

Average hourly earnings

$21.40 $21.83 $21.86 $21.90

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.6 33.6 33.5

Average weekly earnings

$719.04 $733.49 $734.50 $733.65

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.5

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.2 -0.5 0.1 0.3

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.2 0.6 0.1 -0.4

Average hourly earnings

0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

1.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.0

Real average weekly earnings(2)

1.6 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.5 2.6 2.9 2.3

Average hourly earnings

2.4 2.4 2.5 2.3

Average weekly hours

-0.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

2.1 2.1 2.5 2.0

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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