From May 2017 to May 2018, real average hourly earnings were unchanged, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, real average weekly earnings increased by 0.3 percent over the year.
For production and nonsupervisory employees, real average hourly earnings decreased 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, over the 12-month period ending in May 2018. The decrease in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the period.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see “Real Earnings — May 2018.” The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers from the Consumer Price Index program is used to calculate real earnings estimates by adjusting earnings estimates for inflation.