United States Wages and Salaries Growth  1960-2016 | Data | Chart

Wages in the United States increased 4.6 percent in May of 2016 over the same month in the previous year. Wage Growth in the United States averaged 6.31 percent from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.77 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -5.77 percent in March of 2009. Wage Growth in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 5.20 13.77 -5.77 1960 - 2016 percent Monthly
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In the United States, wage growth refers to the yearly change in wages and salaries disbursements from government, manufacturing and service industries. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Wages and Salaries Growth - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Wages and Salaries Growth - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 255.00 292.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 38.00 22.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 217.00 265.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 9.00 14.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 261.00 262.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2145.00 2175.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 179.00 176.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151517.00 151097.00 151517.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7770.00 7783.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.27 1.25 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.70 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 106.20 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.49 108.94 109.49 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5607.00 5499.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5624.00 5514.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 45346.00 38536.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.59 21.52 21.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.46 20.40 20.46 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 5.20 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.00 -0.10 28.50 -43.60 [+]
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 27595.00 27445.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 123892.00 123586.00 123892.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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