Real Average Hourly Earnings Increase 0.2% in July

August 14, 2017

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent from June to July, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings being partially offset by a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 percent over the month due to the increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from July 2016 to July 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 1.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Production and nonsupervisory employees. Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.2 percent from June to July, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings being partially offset by a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 percent over the month due to the increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in average weekly hours.

From July 2016 to July 2017, real average hourly earnings increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 0.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.