Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Oct. 19, 2017

This increase in average hourly earnings stems from a 2.5-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 2.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 0.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

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Oct. 18, 2017

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 114.9 million full-time wage and salary workers were $859 in the third quarter of 2017 (not seasonally adjusted). This was 3.9 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 2.0 percent in the CPI-U. 

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March 30, 2017

Private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity decreased at a 0.2-percent annual rate in 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. This 2016 decline reflected a 1.7-percent increase in output and a 1.9-percent increase in the combined inputs of capital and labor. Capital services grew by 2.4 percent and labor input–which is the combined effect of hours worked and labor composition–grew by 1.6 percent. This was the first decline in multifactor productivity growth since 2009. 

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April 15, 2016
To learn more about who has professional certifications and licenses and how they fare in the labor market, we’ve added new questions to the Current Population Survey. That’s the monthly survey of about 60,000 households that we use to measure the U.S. labor force and unemployment rate.
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Jan. 28, 2016
The union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions--was 11.1 percent in 2015, unchanged from 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions, at 14.8 million in 2015, was little different from 2014. . . Public-sector workers had a union membership rate (35.2 percent) more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.7 percent).
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