Real Earnings Summary


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REAL EARNINGS * APRIL 2017

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1 percent from March to April, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.3-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.2-percent increase 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 April 2016 to April 2017. 
The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted 
in a 0.3-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 
March to April, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly 
earnings being offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners 
and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.4 percent over the month due to 0.3-percent increase in 
average weekly hours and no change in real average hourly earnings.


From April 2016 to April 2017, real average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 
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Real Earnings for May 2017 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: May 12, 2017