Real average hourly earnings up 1.2 percent over the year ended in February
March 22, 2016
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2015 to February 2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
|Measure||All employees||Production and nonsupervisory employees|
Average hourly earnings
Average weekly hours
Average weekly earnings
Consumer Price Index deflator
Real average hourly earnings
Real average weekly earnings
Note: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) is used to deflate the all employees earnings series. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used for the production and nonsupervisory employees series.
Real average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the year ended February 2016. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 1.4-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Real Earnings — February 2016" (HTML) (PDF). Data from the Consumer Price Index are used as deflators to adjust earnings for inflation.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real average hourly earnings up 1.2 percent over the year ended in February on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/real-average-hourly-earnings-up-1-point-2-percent-over-the-year-ended-in-february.htm (visited December 13, 2018).
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