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Real Earnings Increase

Real average hourly earnings (inflation-adjusted) for all employees increased 0.2 percent from May to June,…

  • July 29, 2019

Real average hourly earnings (inflation-adjusted) for all employees increased 0.2 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with 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 0.2-percent increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2018 to June 2019.

The change 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.