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United States Average Hourly Earnings

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
0.6 %
Forecast
N/A
Previous
0.4 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 8, 2021
Time to Release
21 Days 6 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
4.7 %
Apr 2020
-1.3 %
Jun 2020
0.23 %2006 - 2021U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In the United States, Average Hourly Earnings is the average amount employees make per hour in a given month. The Federal Reserve uses average hourly earnings in deciding whether to raise or lower interest rates.

Latest Updates

Average hourly earnings for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls rose by 17 cents, or 0.6% to $30.73 in August of 2021, following increases in the prior 4 months and above market estimates of 0.3%. In August, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 14 cents to $25.99. The data for recent months suggest that the rising demand for labor associated with the recovery from the pandemic may have put upward pressure on wages. However, because average hourly earnings vary widely across industries, the large employment fluctuations since February 2020 complicate the analysis of recent trends in average hourly earnings. Year-on-year, average hourly earnings have increased by 4.3%, above market expectations of 4%.

United States Average Hourly Earnings History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 3, 202112:31US Wages Growth Tops Estimates
Aug 6, 202112:34US Wages Growth Above Estimates

United States labour Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
374
Aug 2021
326
Jul 2021
-19,557
Apr 2020
4,314
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly2001 - 2021
Average Hourly Earnings
0.6
Aug 2021
0.4
Jul 2021
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006 - 2021
Average Weekly Hours
34.7
Aug 2021
34.7
Jul 2021
33.7
Jun 2009
34.9
Jan 2021
HoursMonthly2006 - 2021
Challenger Job Cuts
15,723
Aug 2021
18,942
Jul 2021
15,100
Jun 1997
671,129
Apr 2020
PersonsMonthly1994 - 2021
Continuing Jobless Claims
2,665
Sep 2021
2,852
Aug 2021
988
May 1969
24,912
May 2020
ThousandWeekly1967 - 2021
Employment Rate
58.5
Aug 2021
58.4
Jul 2021
51.3
Apr 2020
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1948 - 2021

Average Hourly Earnings across North America

Average Hourly Earnings global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
30.8
Aug 2021
30.7
Jul 2021
15.88
Jan 1997
31.35
Apr 2020
CADMonthly1997 - 2021
United States
0.6
Aug 2021
0.4
Jul 2021
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006 - 2021

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