US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 5 cents or 0.2 percent month-over-month to $27.30 in October of 2018, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month and matching market expectations. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 85 cents, or 3.1 percent, the most since 2009 and higher than a 2.8 percent rise in September. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 7 cents to $22.89 in October. 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
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 3.1% 2.8% 3.1%
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 3.1%
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.2% 0.2%


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 250.00 118.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 246.00 121.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 32.00 18.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 214.00 215.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1623.00 1631.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 227.00 218.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156562.00 155962.00 156562.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6075.00 5964.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.84 0.85 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.66 109.33 109.66 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.67 105.10 105.67 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7070.00 7291.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7009.00 7293.00 7293.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 75644.00 55285.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.89 22.82 22.89 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.79 4.66 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.68 21.62 21.68 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 60.60 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129212.00 128894.00 129212.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27297.00 27055.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 2006 - 2018 percent Monthly
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United States 0.20 Oct/18


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