United States Wages and Salaries Growth  1960-2018 | Data | Chart

Wages in the United States increased 4.79 percent in August of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Wage Growth in the United States averaged 6.22 percent from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13.78 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -5.88 percent in March of 2009.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 134.00 270.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 121.00 254.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 13.00 16.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 18.00 5.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 214.00 207.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1660.00 1656.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 230.00 168.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155962.00 155542.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5964.00 6234.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.30 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 0.82 0.88 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.33 109.60 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7313.00 6653.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7136.00 7077.00 7136.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 55285.00 38472.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.81 22.73 22.81 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.79 4.66 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.60 21.42 21.60 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 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 60.40 60.30 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128894.00 128577.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27055.00 26913.00 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 Wages and Salaries Growth

In the United States, wage growth refers to the yearly change in wages and salaries disbursements from government, manufacturing and service industries. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Wages and Salaries Growth - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Wages and Salaries Growth - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.79 4.66 13.78 -5.88 1960 - 2018 percent Monthly
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wage growth by Country
Country Last
Argentina 2.37 Jul/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 1.90 Jun/18
France 0.70 Mar/18
Germany 0.50 Jun/18
Italy 1.90 Aug/18
Japan 0.90 Aug/18
Netherlands 2.09 Sep/18
Russia 7.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.70 Aug/18
United States 4.79 Aug/18


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