Real earnings rose in November 2014

December 22, 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, from $24.51 in October 2014 to $24.66 in November 2014. Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees also increased 0.6 percent, from $20.62 to $20.74 over the month.

Inflation-adjusted average hourly earnings for all employees and for production and nonsupervisory employees , seasonally adjusted, March 2006–November 2014
Month All employees Production and nonsupervisory employees

Mar 2006

23.79 19.70

Apr 2006

23.81 19.71

May 2006

23.70 19.66

Jun 2006

23.75 19.70

Jul 2006

23.71 19.65

Aug 2006

23.63 19.62

Sep 2006

23.86 19.79

Oct 2006

24.00 19.99

Nov 2006

24.03 20.03

Dec 2006

24.01 19.99

Jan 2007

24.00 20.01

Feb 2007

24.00 20.02

Mar 2007

23.98 19.96

Apr 2007

23.98 19.97

May 2007

23.94 19.94

Jun 2007

24.02 19.98

Jul 2007

23.98 20.00

Aug 2007

24.02 20.06

Sep 2007

23.95 20.03

Oct 2007

23.92 19.98

Nov 2007

23.79 19.87

Dec 2007

23.78 19.88

Jan 2008

23.73 19.86

Feb 2008

23.75 19.86

Mar 2008

23.76 19.87

Apr 2008

23.73 19.87

May 2008

23.69 19.81

Jun 2008

23.50 19.64

Jul 2008

23.41 19.56

Aug 2008

23.55 19.68

Sep 2008

23.56 19.69

Oct 2008

23.82 19.98

Nov 2008

24.38 20.49

Dec 2008

24.65 20.77

Jan 2009

24.59 20.74

Feb 2009

24.57 20.70

Mar 2009

24.63 20.78

Apr 2009

24.64 20.76

May 2009

24.61 20.74

Jun 2009

24.44 20.57

Jul 2009

24.50 20.60

Aug 2009

24.49 20.59

Sep 2009

24.44 20.60

Oct 2009

24.44 20.57

Nov 2009

24.41 20.55

Dec 2009

24.41 20.57

Jan 2010

24.44 20.59

Feb 2010

24.49 20.63

Mar 2010

24.51 20.64

Apr 2010

24.53 20.68

May 2010

24.59 20.75

Jun 2010

24.59 20.78

Jul 2010

24.61 20.76

Aug 2010

24.62 20.78

Sep 2010

24.63 20.77

Oct 2010

24.61 20.79

Nov 2010

24.55 20.73

Dec 2010

24.48 20.63

Jan 2011

24.51 20.66

Feb 2011

24.43 20.59

Mar 2011

24.32 20.48

Apr 2011

24.26 20.40

May 2011

24.24 20.36

Jun 2011

24.25 20.38

Jul 2011

24.29 20.40

Aug 2011

24.19 20.34

Sep 2011

24.18 20.30

Oct 2011

24.27 20.34

Nov 2011

24.21 20.33

Dec 2011

24.24 20.34

Jan 2012

24.21 20.30

Feb 2012

24.21 20.27

Mar 2012

24.22 20.27

Apr 2012

24.20 20.28

May 2012

24.24 20.31

Jun 2012

24.31 20.36

Jul 2012

24.37 20.41

Aug 2012

24.23 20.28

Sep 2012

24.19 20.19

Oct 2012

24.11 20.16

Nov 2012

24.24 20.27

Dec 2012

24.32 20.33

Jan 2013

24.34 20.38

Feb 2013

24.24 20.30

Mar 2013

24.32 20.38

Apr 2013

24.41 20.45

May 2013

24.40 20.43

Jun 2013

24.41 20.41

Jul 2013

24.36 20.40

Aug 2013

24.40 20.41

Sep 2013

24.40 20.43

Oct 2013

24.42 20.47

Nov 2013

24.46 20.50

Dec 2013

24.42 20.50

Jan 2014

24.44 20.51

Feb 2014

24.48 20.60

Mar 2014

24.46 20.55

Apr 2014

24.41 20.51

May 2014

24.37 20.48

Jun 2014

24.38 20.46

Jul 2014

24.37 20.48

Aug 2014

24.50 20.59

Sep 2014

24.48 20.57

Oct 2014(p)

24.51 20.62

Nov 2014(p)

24.66 20.74
Footnotes:

(p) Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary.

In March 2006, when BLS first published real earnings for all employees, average hourly earnings in constant November 2014 dollars were $23.79 for all employees and $19.70 for production and nonsupervisory employees.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Earnings data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — November 2014” (HTML) (PDF). The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) from the Consumer Price Index program is used to calculate real (inflation-adjusted) earnings for all employees; the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to calculate real earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Real earnings rose in November 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141222.htm (visited September 19, 2019).

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