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Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted

Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted(1)
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Mar.
2015(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$8.84 $9.07 $9.05 $9.04

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$297.79 $305.74 $306.00 $304.78

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

231.990 229.377 229.977 230.650

Average hourly earnings

$20.50 $20.81 $20.82 $20.86

Average weekly hours

33.7 33.7 33.8 33.7

Average weekly earnings

$690.85 $701.30 $703.72 $702.98

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.0 1.3 -0.2 -0.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.5 1.1 0.1 -0.4

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.2 -0.9 0.3 0.3

Average hourly earnings

0.1 0.4 0.0 0.2

Average weekly hours

0.6 -0.3 0.3 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

0.7 0.1 0.3 -0.1

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

1.0 3.0 2.4 2.3

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.6 3.5 3.3 2.3

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

1.4 -0.9 -0.7 -0.6

Average hourly earnings

2.4 2.0 1.7 1.8

Average weekly hours

-0.3 0.6 0.9 0.0

Average weekly earnings

2.1 2.6 2.6 1.8

Footnotes
(1) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
(2) The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate the earnings series for production and nonsupervisory employees.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: April 17, 2015
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