Real Earnings Summary

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REAL EARNINGS–APRIL 2019

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from March to April, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2-percent 
increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.4 percent over the month due to the change in real average 
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek.  

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, from April 2018 to April 2019. 
The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Production and nonsupervisory employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 0.1 percent from 
March to April, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-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 (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month due to the change in real average hourly 
earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours. 

From April 2018 to April 2019, real average hourly earnings increased 1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted. 
Combining the change in real average hourly earnings with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average 
workweek resulted in a 1.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. 

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Real Earnings for May 2019 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. 
(EDT).

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Last Modified Date: May 10, 2019