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

US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 9 cents, or 0.3 percent, to USD 26.63 in December 2017 after gaining 0.1 percent in the prior month. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent, following a 2.4 percent gain in November. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 7 cents to USD 22.30 in December. Average Hourly Earnings in the United States averaged 0.20 percent from 2006 until 2017, 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
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.2% -0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
2018-01-05 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
2018-01-05 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
2018-02-02 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM
2018-02-02 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY
2018-03-02 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 148.00 252.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 146.00 239.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 2.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 25.00 31.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 261.00 250.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1867.00 1902.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 250.00 185.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154021.00 153918.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6576.00 6610.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.94 0.99 2.80 0.94 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.36 108.42 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5661.00 6263.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5879.00 5925.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32423.00 35038.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.30 22.23 22.30 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.20 21.10 21.20 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 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 60.10 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27257.00 27110.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 126723.00 126827.00 126827.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 2006 - 2017 percent Monthly
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United States 0.30 Dec/17


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