Real Average Hourly Earnings Increase 0.1% Over the Month in January

All Employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1% from December to January, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from an
increase of 0.2% in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.1% in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1% over the month due to the change in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6%, seasonally adjusted, from January 2019 to January 2020. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6% decrease in the average workweek resulted in essentially no change in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees were unchanged from December to January, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.1% increase in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.1% in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.3% over the month due to the unchanged real average hourly earnings being combined with a 0.3% increase in average weekly hours.

From January 2019 to January 2020, real average hourly earnings increased 0.7%, seasonally adjusted. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6% decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.1% increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.