Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * APRIL 2015

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged from March to April, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a  
0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month due to no change in both real average 
hourly earnings and the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2014 to April 
2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 2.3-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 
March to April, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.1-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 were unchanged over the month due to no change in both real average 
hourly earnings and the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2014 to April 
2015. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, 
resulted in a 2.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for May 2015 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

 

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