One of the “other” reports … (The Coalition Radio Network will begin to deliver them all to you). This data demonstrates the impact of a variety of forces on the “Average American Salary”, representing where that average American stands, compared to past reports.

 

All Employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 1.0 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from an increase of 0.3 percent in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 1.3 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.0 percent over the month due to the change in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.9 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 4.4-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Production & Nonsupervisory Employees

Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees decreased 1.1 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted.

This result stems from a 0.5-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 1.5 percent in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.0 percent over the month due to the change in real average hourly earnings being combined with no change to the average workweek.

From June 2021 to June 2022, real average hourly earnings decreased 3.1 percent, seasonally adjusted. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.9-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 3.9-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.

Table A-1. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted

June
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022(P)
June
2022(P)

Real average hourly earnings(1)

$11.26 $11.04 $10.97 $10.86

Real average weekly earnings(1)

$391.98 $381.88 $378.53 $374.76

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers

270.955 288.663 291.474 295.328

Average hourly earnings

$30.52 $31.86 $31.98 $32.08

Average weekly hours

34.8 34.6 34.5 34.5

Average weekly earnings

$1,062.10 $1,102.36 $1,103.31 $1,106.76

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(1)

-0.4 0.0 -0.6 -1.0

Real average weekly earnings(1)

-0.6 0.0 -0.9 -1.0

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers

0.9 0.3 1.0 1.3

Average hourly earnings

0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3

Average weekly hours

-0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(1)

-1.3 -2.5 -2.9 -3.6

Real average weekly earnings(1)

-0.7 -3.4 -4.0 -4.4

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers

5.3 8.2 8.5 9.0

Average hourly earnings

4.0 5.5 5.3 5.1

Average weekly hours

0.6 -0.9 -1.1 -0.9

Average weekly earnings

4.6 4.6 4.1 4.2

Footnotes
(1) The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) is used to deflate the earnings series for all employees.
(P) Preliminary

Table A-2. Current and real (constant 1982-1984 dollars) earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted

 
June
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022(P)
June
2022(P)

Real average hourly earnings(2)

$9.72 $9.57 $9.52 $9.42

Real average weekly earnings(2)

$333.32 $326.33 $323.61 $320.29

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

265.593 284.016 287.033 291.389

Average hourly earnings

$25.81 $27.18 $27.32 $27.45

Average weekly hours

34.3 34.1 34.0 34.0

Average weekly earnings

$885.28 $926.84 $928.88 $933.30

OVER-THE-MONTH PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

-0.4 0.2 -0.5 -1.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-0.5 0.3 -0.8 -1.0

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

1.0 0.2 1.1 1.5

Average hourly earnings

0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

Average weekly hours

0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Average weekly earnings

0.5 0.4 0.2 0.5

OVER-THE-YEAR PERCENT CHANGE

Real average hourly earnings(2)

-1.8 -2.0 -2.5 -3.1

Real average weekly earnings(2)

-1.0 -2.9 -3.4 -3.9

Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

6.1 8.9 9.2 9.7

Average hourly earnings

4.1 6.6 6.4 6.4

Average weekly hours

0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9

Average weekly earnings

5.0 5.7 5.5 5.4

Footnotes
(1) 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.
(2) The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate the earnings series for production and nonsupervisory employees.
(P) Preliminary

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