United States Wages and Salaries Growth  1960-2017 | Data | Chart

Wages in the United States increased 2.95 percent in May of 2017 over the same month in the previous year. Wage Growth in the United States averaged 6.26 percent from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13.77 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -5.77 percent in March of 2009.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 222.00 152.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 187.00 159.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 35.00 -7.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 1.00 -2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 234.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1964.00 1977.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 158.00 230.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153168.00 152923.00 153168.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6977.00 6861.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.04 1.04 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 8.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.04 109.45 110.75 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.50 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5665.00 6371.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5666.00 5967.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 31105.00 33092.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.03 21.99 22.03 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.74 20.77 20.84 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.95 3.49 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27142.00 27366.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125975.00 125620.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Wages and Salaries Growth Notes

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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.95 3.49 13.77 -5.77 1960 - 2017 percent Monthly
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wage growth by Country

Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/17
Euro Area 1.40 Mar/17
France 0.50 Mar/17
Germany 0.60 Mar/17
Italy 0.50 May/17
Japan 0.70 May/17
Netherlands 1.30 Jun/17
Russia 2.90 Jun/17
Switzerland 0.70 Dec/16
United Kingdom 1.80 May/17
United States 2.95 May/17