Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.2 percent from August 2017 to August 2018. The change in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
For production and nonsupervisory employees, real average hourly earnings decreased 0.1 percent from August 2017 to August 2018. Combining the change in real average hourly earnings with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — August 2018." The Consumer Price Index is used to adjust earnings estimates for inflation.