Economic News Release

Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * MAY 2015

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from April to May, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.3-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.4-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real 
average hourly earnings and no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2014 to May 
2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 2.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.2 percent from April to 
May, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings being 
more than offset by a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and 
Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month due to the decrease in real average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek. 

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from May 2014 to May 
2015. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 2.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for June 2015 is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

 

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