United States Average Hourly Earnings  2006-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Average hourly earnings in the United States rose by 0.4 percent or by 10 cents to $26 in December from November of 2016. It follows 2 cents (-0.1 percent) decline in the previous period, beating market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.9 percent, the biggest gain since 2009. 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)
2016-11-04 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 0.4% -0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-02-03 01:30 PM Jan 0.4% 0.22%
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 0.10%
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 0.30%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 156.00 204.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 12.00 6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 144.00 198.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 17.00 -7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 249.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2046.00 2093.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 153.00 215.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152111.00 152085.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7529.00 7400.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 -0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.15 1.16 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.10 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 5246.00 5772.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5522.00 5451.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 33627.00 26936.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.80 21.73 21.80 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.73 20.60 20.73 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.52 4.28 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 -0.30 2.10 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 27895.00 27845.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124248.00 124202.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 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 January of 2017.

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