Real Earnings

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REAL EARNINGS * OCTOBER 2014

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.1 percent from September to October, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.1 percent 
increase in average hourly earnings combined with no change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.4 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 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2013 to October 
2014. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6 percent increase in the average 
workweek, resulted in a 0.9 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.2 percent from 
September to October, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2 percent increase in average 
hourly earnings and a 0.1 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and 
Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.6 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 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2013 to October 
2014. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6 percent increase in the average 
workweek, resulted in a 1.3 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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Real Earnings for November 2014 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 
8:30 a.m. (EST).

 

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