Economic News Release

Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * DECEMBER 2014

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.1 percent from November to December, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2 percent 
decrease in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.4 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 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 by 1.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2013 to 
December 2014. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.9 percent increase in 
the average workweek, resulted in a 1.9 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.2 from November to 
December, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3 percent decrease in average hourly earnings 
combined with a 0.5 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical 
Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.5 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.3 percent in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2013 to 
December 2014. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 1.2 percent increase in the 
average workweek, resulted in a 2.6 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for January 2015 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 
8:30 a.m. (EST).


 

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