Real Earnings


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REAL EARNINGS * JULY 2015

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased by 0.1 percent from June to July, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings being partially offset by a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.4 percent over the month due to the increase in real 
average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.3 percent in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 1.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, from July 2014 to July 2015. 
This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average 
workweek, resulted in a 2.2-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 June 
to July, 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 changes in both real average hourly 
earnings and average weekly hours.

From July 2014 to July 2015, real average hourly earnings increased by 2.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, 
and the average workweek was unchanged, resulting in a 2.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings 
over this period.
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Real Earnings for August 2015 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 
8:30 a.m. (EDT).

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Last Modified Date: August 19, 2015