Economic News Release

Real Earnings





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REAL EARNINGS * MARCH 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent from February to March, 
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 partially offset by a 0.1-percent increase in the 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 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 1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2015 to March 
2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease 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 were unchanged from 
February to March, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings being offset by a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month due to no change in both real 
average hourly earnings and average weekly hours.

From March 2015 to March 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 1.8 percent, seasonally 
adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the 
average workweek resulted in a 1.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for April 2016 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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