Average hourly earnings for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls increased by 11 cents, or 0.4 percent from the previous month to USD 27.66 in February 2019, following a 0.1 percent gain in January and beating market estimates of a 0.3 percent rise. That left the annual increase in wages at 3.4 percent compared to a downwardly revised 3.1 percent gain in January and above market expectations of a 3.3 percent rise. Meanwhile, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees went up by 8 cents, or 0.4 percent, to USD 23.18 in February. Average Hourly Earnings in the United States averaged 0.20 percent from 2006 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 0.60 percent in June of 2007 and a record low of -0.20 percent in August of 2011.

Average Hourly Earnings in the United States is expected to be 0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Average Hourly Earnings in the United States to stand at 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Earnings is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-01 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 3.2% 3.3% 3.2%
2019-02-01 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 3.4% 3.1% 3.3%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.4% 0.3%
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 3.4% 0.3%
2019-05-03 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 4.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 20.00 311.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 25.00 308.00 1092.00 -811.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -5.00 3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 21.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 229.00 223.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1776.00 1758.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 183.00 300.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156949.00 156694.00 156949.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6235.00 6535.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.78 0.77 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.78 109.25 109.78 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.10 105.61 106.10 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7484.00 6890.00 7484.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7581.00 7479.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 76835.00 52988.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.18 23.10 23.18 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.16 4.52 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.89 21.86 21.91 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 [+]
Employment Rate 60.70 60.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 130159.00 129837.00 130159.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26878.00 26752.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Average Hourly Earnings

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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.10 0.60 -0.20 2006 - 2019 percent Monthly
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