Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted

Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted(1)
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Mar.
2016(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.05 $9.18 $9.21 $9.21

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$305.05 $309.26 $309.33 $309.51

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

230.780 232.435 231.693 231.991

Average hourly earnings

$20.89 $21.33 $21.33 $21.37

Average weekly hours

33.7 33.7 33.6 33.6

Average weekly earnings

$703.99 $718.82 $716.69 $718.03

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Average hourly earnings

0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2

Average weekly hours

-0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.2

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

2.5 1.3 1.8 1.8

Real average weekly earnings(2)

2.5 1.0 1.2 1.5

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

-0.6 1.2 0.6 0.5

Average hourly earnings

2.0 2.5 2.4 2.3

Average weekly hours

0.0 -0.3 -0.6 -0.3

Average weekly earnings

2.0 2.2 1.8 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
(2) The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate the earnings series for production and nonsupervisory employees.
(p) Preliminary

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