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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)
Dec.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Dec.
2015(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$8.95 $9.10 $9.11 $9.14

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$302.48 $306.80 $307.14 $307.94

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

231.534 232.650 232.612 232.223

Average hourly earnings

$20.72 $21.18 $21.20 $21.22

Average weekly hours

33.8 33.7 33.7 33.7

Average weekly earnings

$700.34 $713.77 $714.44 $715.11

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.2 0.5 0.1 0.3

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

-0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Average hourly earnings

-0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Average weekly earnings

-0.2 0.7 0.1 0.1

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

1.6 2.6 2.0 2.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

2.2 2.7 1.8 1.8

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.3

Average hourly earnings

1.9 2.2 2.1 2.4

Average weekly hours

0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

2.5 2.2 1.8 2.1

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: January 20, 2016
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