- Average Hourly / Weekly Earnings / Weekly Hours (Excel only)
The private sector workweek, not seasonally adjusted, averaged 33.9 hours in September 2014, lower by two-tenths of an hour from the year-ago estimate of 34.1 hours. Average hourly earnings at $28.26, not seasonally adjusted, were up 33 cents, or 1.2%, from the September 2013 hourly private sector pay figure of $27.93. The resultant average private sector weekly pay was tallied at $958.01, up $5.60, or 0.6% over the year. Current all-employee private sector wage estimates have turned positive over the year recently in a low inflationary environment. The year-to-year change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U, U.S. City Average, not seasonally adjusted) in September 2014 was not available (release date Oct. 22nd.). Information for the manufacturing production workweek and earnings can be found in the table section of this release under the “Hours and Earnings” data category.