US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 11 cents or 0.4 percent month-over-month to $28.11 in August 2019, after increasing 0.3 percent in July and slightly above market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. It was the largest rise in wages since February. Year-on-year, average hourly earnings dropped to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent in the prior month. In August, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 11 cents to $23.59. 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 April of 2006 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 0.30 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
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY Jul 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2%
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Jul 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY Aug 3.2% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2%
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Aug 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Sep 0.3%
2019-11-01 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Oct
2019-11-01 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY Oct


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 130.00 159.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 96.00 131.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 34.00 28.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 3.00 4.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 208.00 206.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1661.00 1674.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 195.00 142.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157878.00 157288.00 157878.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6044.00 6063.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.71 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.98 111.28 111.98 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.54 106.93 107.54 25.99 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7471.00 7225.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7217.00 7248.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 53480.00 38845.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.59 23.46 23.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.19 22.13 22.19 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.20 5.45 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 60.90 60.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 130789.00 130429.00 130789.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26974.00 26861.00 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 [+]


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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 2006 - 2019 percent Monthly
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