Real average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees up 0.2 percent over the year

October 19, 2017

From September 2016 to September 2017, real (adjusted for inflation) average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted.

Over-the-year percent change, earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted, September 2017
Measure Percent change, September 2016 to September 2017

Real average hourly earnings

0.2

Real average weekly earnings

0.2

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

2.3

Average hourly earnings

2.5

Average weekly hours

0.0

Average weekly earnings

2.5

Note: 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. Data are preliminary.

This increase in average hourly earnings stems from a 2.5-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 2.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 0.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

These earnings data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data are preliminary. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — September 2017" (HTML) (PDF). The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) from the Consumer Price Indexes program is used to adjust the the earnings estimates for production and nonsupervisory employees.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees up 0.2 percent over the year on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/real-average-hourly-earnings-of-production-and-nonsupervisory-employees-up-0-2-percent-over-the-year.htm (visited December 15, 2018).

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