Economic News Release

Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * FEBRUARY 2015

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from January to February, 
seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a  
0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.2-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 combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2014 to 
February 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the 
average workweek, resulted in a 2.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.3 percent from January 
to February, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price 
Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) combined with no change in average 
hourly earnings.

Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.3 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 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2014 to 
February 2015. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.9-percent increase in the 
average workweek, resulted in a 3.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for March 2015 is scheduled to be released on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

 

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