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)
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Apr.
2016(p)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.06 $9.21 $9.22 $9.20

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$305.26 $310.54 $309.94 $310.20

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

231.063 231.693 231.991 233.036

Average hourly earnings

$20.93 $21.35 $21.40 $21.45

Average weekly hours

33.7 33.7 33.6 33.7

Average weekly earnings

$705.34 $719.50 $719.04 $722.87

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Real average weekly earnings(2)

0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.5

Average hourly earnings

0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.3

Average weekly earnings

0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.5

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

2.7 1.8 1.9 1.5

Real average weekly earnings(2)

2.8 1.6 1.6 1.6

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

-0.7 0.6 0.5 0.9

Average hourly earnings

2.0 2.5 2.4 2.5

Average weekly hours

0.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

2.0 2.2 2.1 2.5

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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