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Real average hourly earnings slightly increased

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Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.2 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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This result stems from a 0.1-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.2-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average hourly earnings and no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2015 to June 2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 1.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

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

Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month due to no change in both real average hourly earnings and average weekly hours.

From June 2015 to June 2016, real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 1.7-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.


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