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Real average weekly earnings up 0.8 percent from July 2018 to July 2019 

August 16, 2019
Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 3.2 percent from July 2018 to July 2019. This increase, combined with a −0.6-percent change in the average workweek and a 1.8-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U), resulted in a 0.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year. Full Text »
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