Real Earnings




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REAL EARNINGS * JULY 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.4 percent from June to July, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.3-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings combined with essentially no change in the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.6 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from July 2015 to July 2016. 
This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.4-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.3 percent from 
June to July, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings combined with a 0.1-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.7 percent over the month due to the increase in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours.

From July 2015 to July 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 2.0 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted 
in a 2.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for August 2016 is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:30 
a.m. (EDT).


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Last Modified Date: August 16, 2016