Quarterly percent change in nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation in the United States from 2016 to 2018

U.S. nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation - quarterly percent change This graph shows the quarterly percent change in nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation in the United States from 2016 to 2018. The data are seasonally adjusted at annual rates. Labor compensation includes accrued wages and salaries, supplements, employer contributions to employee benefit plans, and taxes. Nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation decreased by 0.2 percent at an annual rate during the second quarter of 2018.
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Percent change from preceding quarter
Q1 '16 0.1%
Q2 '16 -2%
Q3 '16 0.3%
Q4 '16 1.9%
Q1 '171.6%
Q2 '171.2%
Q3 '172.9%
Q4 '17-1.3%
Q1 '180.2%
Q2 '180.2%
Percent change from preceding quarter
Q1 '16 0.1%
Q2 '16 -2%
Q3 '16 0.3%
Q4 '16 1.9%
Q1 '171.6%
Q2 '171.2%
Q3 '172.9%
Q4 '17-1.3%
Q1 '180.2%
Q2 '180.2%
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This graph shows the quarterly percent change in nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation in the United States from 2016 to 2018. The data are seasonally adjusted at annual rates. Labor compensation includes accrued wages and salaries, supplements, employer contributions to employee benefit plans, and taxes. Nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation decreased by 0.2 percent at an annual rate during the second quarter of 2018.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016 to 2018
Supplementary notes
Real hourly compensation is adjusted for inflation based on the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U).

For a detailed explanation on the methodology employed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate the data see here.

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