Average Hourly Earnings Rise 0.4%

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.4% from July to August, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. This result stems from a 0.4% increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1% increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.6% over the month due to the change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3% increase in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.5%, seasonally adjusted, from August 2018 to August 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3% decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 1.2% increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.4% from July to August, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.5% increase in average hourly earnings combined with no change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.7% over the month due to the increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3% increase in average weekly hours.

From August 2018 to August 2019, real average hourly earnings increased 1.8%, seasonally adjusted. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6% decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 1.3% increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Real Earnings for September 2019 is scheduled to be released on Oct. 10, 2019.