Economic News Release

Real Earnings

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8:30 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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REAL EARNINGS * MARCH 2014

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.3 percent from February to March, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This decrease stems from unchanged 
average hourly earnings and a 0.2 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings rose 0.3 percent over the month due to the 0.3 percent decrease in real 
average hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.6 percent increase in the average workweek.  

Real average hourly earnings rose 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2013 to March 2014. The 
increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with an unchanged average workweek, resulted in a 
0.5 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 
February to March, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from a 0.1 percent decrease in average 
hourly earnings and a 0.2 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and 
Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings rose 0.6 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average hourly 
earnings being more than offset by a 0.9 percent increase in the average workweek. 

Real average hourly earnings rose 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2013 to March 2014. The 
increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent decrease in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 0.5 percent increase in the real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for April 2014 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at
8:30 a.m. (EDT).

 

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