Wages in the United States increased to 26.61 USD/Hour in December from 26.40 USD/Hour in November of 2021. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wages in the United States averaged 11.85 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 26.61 USD/Hour in December of 2021 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964. This page provides - United States Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on January of 2022.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 26.26 USD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 28.67 USD/Hour in 2023 and 29.82 USD/Hour in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Hourly Wages


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Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.20 percent Dec/21
Non Farm Payrolls 199.00 249.00 Thousand Dec/21
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 211.00 270.00 Thousand Dec/21
Government Payrolls -12.00 -21.00 Thousand Dec/21
Manufacturing Payrolls 26.00 35.00 Thousand Dec/21
Unemployed Persons 6319.00 6802.00 Thousand Dec/21
Employed Persons 155975.00 155324.00 Thousand Dec/21
Average Hourly Earnings 0.60 0.40 percent Dec/21
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.70 Hours Dec/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 61.90 percent Dec/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.24 1.35 percent Dec/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.20 8.40 percent Dec/21
Productivity 111.28 112.76 points Sep/21
Labour Costs 122.71 119.94 points Sep/21
Job Vacancies 9912.00 11476.00 Thousand Nov/21
Job Offers 10562.00 11033.00 Thousand Nov/21
Wages 26.61 26.40 USD/Hour Dec/21
Wages in Manufacturing 24.42 24.27 USD/Hour Dec/21
Employment Cost Index 1.30 0.70 percent Sep/21
Part Time Employment 25681.00 25948.00 Thousand Dec/21
Employment Rate 59.50 59.30 percent Dec/21
Full Time Employment 130191.00 129260.00 Thousand Dec/21
United States Average Hourly Wages
In the United States, wages are benchmarked using average hourly earnings. Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.