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Table A. Composition of change in real earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls







 Table A. Composition of change in real earnings of production or
 nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls
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             |           |           |           |           |           
             |  Average  |  Average  |  Average  |    The    |    Real   
             |   hourly  |   weekly  |   weekly  |  Consumer |  average  
    Year     |  earnings |   hours   |  earnings |   Price   |   weekly  
     and     |           |           |           |  Index1/  |  earnings 
    month    |___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
             |                                                           
             |  Percent change from preceding month, seasonally adjusted 
 ____________|___________________________________________________________
             |           |           |           |           |           
 1997:       |           |           |           |           |           
     Dec.    |     0.2   |     0.0   |     0.2   |     0.1   |     0.2   
 1998:       |           |           |           |           |           
     Jan.    |      .3   |      .3   |      .6   |      .0   |      .6   
     Feb.    |      .4   |     -.3   |      .1   |      .0   |      .1   
     Mar.    |      .3   |     -.3   |    (2)    |     -.1   |      .1   
     Apr.    |      .6   |     -.3   |      .3   |      .3   |    (2)    
     May     |      .2   |      .6   |      .8   |      .3   |      .5   
     June    |      .2   |     -.3   |     -.1   |      .1   |     -.1   
     July    |      .2   |      .0   |      .2   |      .2   |      .1   
     Aug.    |      .5   |      .0   |      .5   |      .1   |      .4   
     Sept.   |      .2   |     -.6   |     -.4   |      .1   |     -.5   
     Oct.    |      .2   |      .6   |      .8   |      .3   |      .5   
     Nov.p   |      .2   |     -.3   |     -.1   |      .1   |     -.2   
     Dec.p   |      .4   |      .3   |      .7   |      .2   |      .5   
             |___________________________________________________________
             |                                                           
             | Percent change from same month a year ago, not seasonally 
             |                          adjusted                         
             |___________________________________________________________
             |           |           |           |           |           
 1997:       |           |           |           |           |           
     Dec.    |     3.8   |    -0.3   |     3.5   |     1.5   |     2.0   
 1998:       |           |           |           |           |           
     Jan.    |     4.0   |      .9   |     4.9   |     1.3   |     3.5   
     Feb.    |     4.1   |      .3   |     4.4   |     1.1   |     3.3   
     Mar.    |     4.1   |     -.3   |     3.8   |     1.1   |     2.7   
     Apr.    |     4.2   |     -.6   |     3.6   |     1.2   |     2.3   
     May     |     4.3   |      .3   |     4.6   |     1.5   |     3.0   
     June    |     3.9   |     -.6   |     3.3   |     1.5   |     1.8   
     July    |     4.0   |      .0   |     4.0   |     1.5   |     2.5   
     Aug.    |     4.3   |      .3   |     4.6   |     1.4   |     3.1   
     Sept.   |     4.0   |    -1.4   |     2.5   |     1.2   |     1.3   
     Oct.    |     3.8   |     -.3   |     3.5   |     1.3   |     2.2   
     Nov.p   |     3.7   |     -.3   |     3.4   |     1.4   |     2.0   
     Dec.p   |     3.7   |     -.3   |     3.4   |     1.6   |     1.8   
 ____________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

  1/ The deflator for the constant-dollar series presented in this
 release is the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
 Workers (CPI-W).
   2  Less than 0.05 percent.
   p = preliminary.


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