Real Earnings


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REAL EARNINGS * APRIL 2016

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from March to April, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.3-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.4-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2015 to April 2016. 
This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek 
resulted in a 1.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased by 0.2 percent 
from March to April, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average 
hourly earnings being more than offset by a 0.5-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban 
Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in average weekly hours. 

From April 2015 to April 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted 
in a 1.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for May 2016 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).


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