US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 3 cents, or 0.1 percent, to USD 28.32, after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in November and missing market estimates of a 0.3 percent gain. Year-on-year, average hourly earnings have increased by 2.9 percent, easing from a 3.1 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 3.1 percent gain. It was the weakest annual growth since July 2018. In December, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees were little changed at USD 23.79.

Average Hourly Earnings in the United States averaged 0.20 percent from 2006 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 0.60 percent in April of 2006 and a record low of -0.20 percent in August of 2011. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Average Hourly Earnings - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Average Hourly Earnings in the United States is expected to be 0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Average Hourly Earnings in the United States to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Earnings is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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United States Average Hourly Earnings

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.20 2006 - 2019 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-06 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY Nov 3.1% 3.2% 3% 3%
2019-12-06 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Nov 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
2020-01-10 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings YoY Dec 2.9% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2020-01-10 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Dec 0.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
2020-02-07 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings MoM Jan 0.1% 0.1%


News Stream
2019-12-06
US Wages Growth Misses Forecasts
US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 7 cents, or 0.2 percent, to USD 28.29, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in October and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Year-on-year, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.1 percent, easing from an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in the prior month but slightly above market expectations of a 3 percent gain. In November, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 7 cents, or 0.3 percent, to USD 23.83.

2019-11-01
US Wage Growth Rebounds in October
US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 6 cents, or 0.2 percent from the prior month to $28.18 in October 2019, after being unchanged in September and slightly below market expectations of 0.3 percent. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.0 percent, accelerating from an upwardly revised 3 percent rise in the prior month and matching expectations. In October, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 4 cents to $23.70.

2019-10-04
US Wages Stop Growing For the First Time in 2 Years
US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, at USD 28.09, were little changed (-1 cent), after rising by 11 cents in August. This is the first time since October 2017 that the wages did not grew. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 2.9 percent, the least in more than a year and missing estimates. In September, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 4 cents to USD 23.65.

2019-09-06
US Wages Grow the Most in 6 Months
US average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 11 cents or 0.4 percent month-over-month to $28.11 in August 2019, after increasing 0.3 percent in July and slightly above market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. It was the largest rise in wages since February. Year-on-year, average hourly earnings dropped to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent in the prior month. In August, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 11 cents to $23.59.

2019-08-02
US Wages Growth Steady at 0.3% in July
Average hourly earnings for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls rose by 8 cents, or 0.3 percent, to USD 27.98 in July 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in June and slightly above market expectations of 0.2 percent. That left the annual increase in wages at 3.2 percent, up from a 3.1 percent rise in the prior month and slightly above market consensus of a 3.1 percent gain. In July, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 4 cents, or 0.2 percent, to USD 23.46.

2019-07-05
US Wages Growth Misses Estimates
Average hourly earnings for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls increased by 6 cents, or 0.2 percent, to USD 27.90 in June 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent rise in the prior month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. That left the annual increase in wages at 3.1 percent, the same pace as in a month earlier and below market expectations of a 3.2 percent rise. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents, or 0.2 percent, to USD 23.43 in June.


United States Average Hourly Earnings
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.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 145.00 256.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 139.00 243.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 6.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -12.00 58.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 211.00 205.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1731.00 1768.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 202.00 124.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 158803.00 158536.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5753.00 5811.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.72 0.74 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.00 19.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 107.53 107.59 107.59 25.99 points [+]
Labour Costs 112.00 111.30 112.00 17.00 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6465.00 7626.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6800.00 7361.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32843.00 44569.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.79 23.77 23.79 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.57 22.41 22.57 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.34 5.03 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.60 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 [+]
Employment Rate 61.00 61.00 64.70 54.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 131755.00 131562.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 26992.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]