Economic News Release

Real Earnings

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8:30 a.m. (EST), Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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REAL EARNINGS * NOVEMBER 2014

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.6 percent from October to November, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.4 percent 
increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.9 percent over the month due to the increase in real 
average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3 percent increase in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2013 to 
November 2014. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent increase in 
the average workweek, resulted in a 1.1 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 
period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 0.7 percent 
from October to November, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2 percent increase in average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.4 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage 
Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.6 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 1.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2013 to 
November 2014. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3 percent increase in 
the average workweek, resulted in a 1.4 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 
period.
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Real Earnings for December 2014 is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:30 
a.m. (EST).

Calendar year 2015 release dates for Real Earnings news releases are now available at
www.bls.gov/schedule/news_release/realer.htm.

 

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