Economic News Release

Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * SEPTEMBER 2014

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.2 percent from August to September, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from unchanged average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.1 percent increase 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 a 0.3 percent increase in 
the average workweek more than offsetting the decline in real average hourly earnings.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2013 to 
September 2014. This gain in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent increase in the 
average workweek, resulted in a 0.6 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.1 percent from 
August to September, seasonally adjusted. This decline stems from no change in average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.1 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and 
Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.4 percent over the month due to the decline in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3 percent decrease in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2013 to 
September 2014. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent gain in the 
average workweek, resulted in a 1.0 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for October 2014 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 
8:30 a.m. (EST).

 

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