United States Average Hourly Earnings  2006-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Average hourly earnings in the United States declined by 0.1 percent or by 3 cents to $25.89 in November from October of 2016. It is the first fall in wages since December of 2014, defeating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. The decrease came after solid gains in October (+0.4 percent) and September (+0.3 percent). Biggest losses were recorded in the following sectors: utilities (-72 cents to $38.24); mining and logging (-46 cents to $31.76); durable goods (-20 cents to $27.43); goods producing (-15 cents to $27.09) and construction (-10 cents to $28.28). In contrast, financial activities (+10 cents to $32.7) and transportation and warehousing (+9 cents to $23.65) increased the most. Over the year, average hourly earnings went up by 2.5 percent. Average Hourly Earnings in the United States averaged 0.20 percent from 2006 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 0.60 percent in June of 2007 and a record low of -0.30 percent in December of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2016-11-04 12:30 PM Oct 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Nov -0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
2017-01-06 01:30 PM DEC 2016 -0.1% 0.34%
2017-02-03 01:30 PM JAN 2017 0.22%
2017-03-03 01:30 PM FEB 2017 0.10%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 178.00 142.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 22.00 7.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 156.00 135.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -4.00 -5.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 268.00 251.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2081.00 2043.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 216.00 119.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152085.00 151925.00 152085.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7400.00 7787.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -0.10 0.40 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.16 1.24 2.80 1.16 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.90 106.10 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.70 110.50 110.70 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5445.00 5562.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5534.00 5631.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 26936.00 30740.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.72 21.68 21.72 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.60 20.59 20.60 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.32 4.63 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 1.40 32.40 -49.00 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2710.00 2680.00 2850.00 2680.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1650.00 1710.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27727.00 27637.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124193.00 124296.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.80 64.70 55.00 percent [+]



United States Average Hourly Earnings Notes

In the United States, Average Hourly Earnings is the average amount employees make per hour in a given month. The Federal Reserve uses average hourly earnings in deciding whether to raise or lower interest rates. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Average Hourly Earnings - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Average Hourly Earnings - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.40 0.60 -0.30 2006 - 2016 percent Monthly
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