Real average hourly earnings fall in April 2014

May 20, 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.3 percent from March 2014 to April 2014, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from unchanged average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

Over-the-month percentage change in real average hourly earnings, seasonally adjusted, April 2013–April 2014
MonthPercent change,  all employeesPercent change, production and nonsupervisory employees

Apr 2013

0.40.3

May 2013

-0.1-0.1

Jun 2013

0.10.0

Jul 2013

-0.2-0.1

Aug 2013

0.10.1

Sep 2013

0.00.0

Oct 2013

0.10.2

Nov 2013

0.20.2

Dec 2013

-0.2-0.1

Jan 2014

0.10.1

Feb 2014

0.20.5

Mar 2014

-0.1-0.3

Apr 2014

-0.3-0.1

Real average hourly earnings fell 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2013 to April 2014.

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees fell 0.1 percent from March to April, seasonally adjusted. This decrease stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2013 to April 2014.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "Real Earnings—April 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-0812. Information from the Consumer Price Index program is used to adjust the earnings estimates for inflation. 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real average hourly earnings fall in April 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140520.htm (visited November 24, 2014).

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