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Real average hourly earnings up 0.9 percent for the year ended November 2013

December 19, 2013

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose 0.9 percent from November 2012 to November 2013. This increase stems from a 2.0‑percent increase in average hourly earnings being partially offset by a 1.2‑percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

12-month percent change in real average hourly and weekly earnings and average weekly hours of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted, January 2008-November 2013
12-month percent change in real average hourly and weekly earnings and average weekly hours of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted, January 2008–November 2013
MonthAverage hourly earningsAverage weekly earningsAverage weekly hours

November 2007

-1.0-1.00.0

December 2007

-0.9-1.2-0.3

January 2008

-1.2-0.80.3

February 2008

-1.1-0.70.3

March 2008

-0.9-0.50.3

April 2008

-1.0-0.90.0

May 2008

-1.1-1.00.0

June 2008

-1.9-1.90.0

July 2008

-2.4-2.7-0.3

August 2008

-1.9-2.2-0.3

September 2008

-1.6-1.9-0.3

October 2008

-0.4-0.6-0.3

November 2008

2.41.9-0.6

December 2008

3.62.1-1.4

January 2009

3.72.4-1.2

February 2009

3.41.6-1.7

March 2009

3.61.2-2.3

April 2009

3.91.5-2.3

May 2009

3.91.5-2.3

June 2009

3.81.5-2.3

July 2009

4.72.6-2.0

August 2009

3.91.8-2.0

September 2009

3.82.3-1.5

October 2009

2.60.8-1.7

November 2009

0.2-1.0-1.2

December 2009

-1.0-1.6-0.6

January 2010

-0.6-1.2-0.6

February 2010

-0.3-0.6-0.3

March 2010

-0.5-0.20.3

April 2010

-0.40.50.9

May 2010

0.01.11.2

June 2010

0.61.50.9

July 2010

0.41.61.2

August 2010

0.51.71.2

September 2010

0.71.91.2

October 2010

0.72.21.5

November 2010

0.61.50.9

December 2010

0.31.51.2

January 2011

0.20.90.6

February 2011

-0.21.01.2

March 2011

-0.80.10.9

April 2011

-1.1-0.30.9

May 2011

-1.3-0.80.6

June 2011

-1.3-0.80.6

July 2011

-1.3-0.80.6

August 2011

-1.7-1.50.3

September 2011

-1.9-1.60.3

October 2011

-1.4-1.20.3

November 2011

-1.4-0.80.6

December 2011

-1.0-0.40.6

January 2012

-1.2-0.40.9

February 2012

-1.00.00.9

March 2012

-0.50.10.6

April 2012

-0.30.00.3

May 2012

0.00.00.0

June 2012

0.30.60.3

July 2012

0.40.30.0

August 2012

0.20.50.3

September 2012

0.10.30.3

October 2012

-0.6-0.9-0.3

November 2012

0.10.20.0

December 2012

0.40.30.0

January 2013

0.60.3-0.3

February 2013

0.1-0.2-0.3

March 2013

0.40.60.3

April 2013

0.90.90.0

May 2013

0.60.90.3

June 2013

0.30.70.3

July 2013

-0.10.00.0

August 2013

0.71.00.3

September 2013

0.90.6-0.3

October 2013(p)

1.31.60.3

November 2013(p)

0.91.10.3

Footnotes:
(p) =preliminary
 

The 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 the year.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — November 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑13‑2391. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers is used to deflate the earnings data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Real average hourly earnings up 0.9 percent for the year ended November 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131219.htm (visited August 23, 2014).

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