Economic News Release

Real Earnings



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REAL EARNINGS * DECEMBER 2015

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1 percent from November to December, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from no 
change in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2014 to 
December 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in 
the average workweek resulted in a 1.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 
period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.3 percent from 
November to December, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.2-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage 
Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.3 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From December 2014 to December 2015, real average hourly earnings increased 2.1 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the 
average workweek resulted in a 1.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for January 2016 is scheduled to be released on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:30 
a.m. (EST).

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Last Modified Date: January 20, 2016
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