United States Average Hourly Earnings  2006-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 4 cents to USD 26.84, or 0.1 percent, in April 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in March and below market expectations of a 0.2 percent rise. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 67 cents, or 2.6 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 5 cents to USD 22.51 in April. Average Hourly Earnings in the United States averaged 0.20 percent from 2006 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-06 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2018-05-04 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2018-05-04 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 2.6% 2.6% 2.7% 2.6%
2018-06-01 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 2.6%
2018-06-01 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.1%
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 164.00 135.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 168.00 135.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -4.00 0.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 24.00 22.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 222.00 211.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1707.00 1794.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 204.00 228.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155181.00 155178.00 155215.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6346.00 6585.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.82 2.80 0.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.40 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.97 109.25 109.97 17.13 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.13 108.94 109.13 27.62 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6469.00 5893.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6550.00 6078.00 6550.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36081.00 60357.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.51 22.46 22.51 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.45 4.33 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.49 21.35 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 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 60.30 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 127753.00 127434.00 127753.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27508.00 27858.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.20 2006 - 2018 percent Monthly
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