1977

TABLE B-33.—Average weekly hours and hourly earnings in selected private nonagricultural
industries, 1947-76
[For production or nonsupervisory workers; monthly data seasonally adjusted]
Average gross hourly earnings,
current dollars

Average weekly hours

Year
or
month

ConTotal
private Manu- tract
nonag- factur- construcriculing
tion
tural i

Total
private ManuRetail non- facturtrade 2 agriing
cultural 1

Contract
construction

Adjusted hourly earnings,
total private nonagricultural
Index,
1967 = 100

Retail
trade 2

3

Percent
change
from
a year
earlier»

Current
dollars

1967
dollars *

Current
dollars

1967
dollars

40.3
40.0
39.4

40.4
40.0
39.1

38.2
38.1
37.7

40.3 $1,131 $1,217 $1.541 $0.838
40.2 1.225 1.328 1.713
.901
40.4 1.275 1.378 1.792
.951

42.6
46.0
48.2

63.7
63.8
67.5

80
48

0 2
58

39.8
39.9
39.9
39.6
39.1

40.5
40.6
40.7
40.5
39.6

37.4
38.1
38.9
37.9
37.2

40.4
40.4
39.8
39.1
39.2

1.335
1.45
1.52
1.61
1.65

1.440
1.56
1.65
1.74
1.78

1.863
2.02
2.13
2.28
2.39

.983
1.06
1.09
1.16
1.20

50.0
53.7
56.4
59.6
61.7

69.3
69.0
70.9
74.4
76.6

37
7.4
50
57
3.5

2.7
-.4
28
4 9
3.0

39.6
39.3
38.8
38.5
39.0

40.7
40.4
39.8
39.2
40.3

37.1
37.5
37.0
36.8
37.0

39.0
38.6
38.1
38.1
38.2

1.71
1.80
1.89
1.95
2.02

1.86
1.95
2.05
2.11
2.19

2.45
2.57
2.71
2.82
2.93

1.25
1.30
1.37
1.42
1.47

63.7
67.0
70.3
73.2
75.8

79.4
82.3
83.4
84.5
86.8

32
5.2
4 9
4.1
3.6

3.7
3.7
1 3
1.3
2.7

38.6
38.6
38.7
38.8
38.7

39.7
39.8
40.4
40.5
40.7

36.7
36.9
37.0
37.3
37.2

38.0
37.6
37.4
37.3
37.0

2.09
2.14
2.22
2.28
2.36

2.26
2.32
2.39
2.46
2.53

3.08
3.20
3.31
3.41
3.55

1.52
1.56
1.63
1.68
1.75

78.4
80.8
83.5
85.9
88.3

88.4
90.2
92.2
93.7
95.1

3.4
31
3.3
2.9
2.8

1.8
2.0
2.2
1.6
1.5

38.8
38.6
38.0
37.8
37.7

41.2
41.3
40.6
40.7
40.6

37.4
37.6
37.7
37.3
37.9

36.6
35.9
35.3
34.7
34.2

2.45
2.56
2.68
2.85
3.04

2.61
2.72
2.83
3.01
3.19

3.70
3.89
4.11
4.41
4.79

1.82
1.91
2.01
2.16
2.30

91.6
95.4
100.0
106.3
113.3

97.0
98.1
100.0
102.0
103.2

3.7
4.1
4.8
6.3
6.6

2.0
1.1
1.9
2.0
1.2

37.1
37.0
37.1
37.1
36 6

39.8
39.9
40.6
40.7
40.0

37.3
37.2
36.9
37.0
36.9

33.8
33.7
33.7
33.3
32.7

3.22
3.44
3.67
3.92
4.22

3.36
3.57
3.81
4.08
4.41

5.24
5.69
6.03
6.37
6.75

2.44
2.57
2.70
2.87
3.09

120.8
129.4
137.8
146.6
158.6

103.9
106.7
110.0
110.1
107.4

6.6
7.1
6.5
6.4
8.2

.7
2.7
3.1
.1
-2.5

1975
1976 P

36.1
36.2

39.4
40.1

36.6
37.1

32.4
32.2

4.54
4.86

4.81
5.19

7.25
7.67

3.34
3.55

172.7
184.7

107.1

8.9
6.9

-.3

1975: Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June

36.2
36.0
35.9
35.9
36.0
36.0

39.1
38.9
38.9
39.0
39.1
39.3

37.1
36.6
34.9
36.7
36.8
36.0

32.3
32.3
32.5
32.3
32.4
32.4

4.41
4.43
4.45
4.47
4.49
4.52

4.65
4.68
4.72
4.73
4.75
4.78

7.04
6.98
7.18
7.18
7.16
7.26

3.23
3.26
3.27
3.28
3.30
3.32

166.0
167.4
168.9
169.3
170.3
171.8

106.1
106.4
107.0
106.7
106.8
106.9

9.5
9.8
10.0
9.6
9.0
8.6

-1.9
-1.1
-.3
-.6
-.5
-.8

July
Aug.
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

36.0
36.1
36.1
36.2
36.3
36.4

39.4
39.7
39.8
39.8
39.9
40.3

36.4
36.7
36.7
36.7
36.9
37.2

32.3
32.4
32.3
32.4
32.4
32.4

4.55
4.58
4.60
4.63
4.67
4.68

4.82
4.85
4.88
4.90
4.93
4.96

7.32
7.30
7.32
7.34
7.40
7.45

3.34
3.37
3.38
3.40
3.42
3.43

172.7
174.2
174.8
176.2
177.6
178.0

106.5
107.0
106.9
107.1
107.3
107.0

8.7
8.8
8.1
8.2
8.4
7.9

-.9
.1
.1
.5
1.0
.8

1976:Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June

36.4
36.4
36.2
36.1
36.3
36.2

40.4
40.3
40.3
39.4
40.3
40.2

37.6
37.7
36.0
37.4
37.1
37.3

32.5
32.3
32.2
32.5
32.2
32.0

4.72
4.74
4.77
4.79
4.83
4.85

5.00
5.04
5.08
5.08
5.13
5.16

7.48
7.47
7.57
7.57
7.66
7.68

3.46
3.47
3.48
3.49
3.51
3.52

179.4
180.3
181.1
182.1
183.3
184.0

107.3
107.8
108.0
108.2
108.3
108.1

8.0
7.7
7.2
7.6
7.7
7.1

1.2
1.3
1.0
1.4
1.4
1.1

36.2
36.1
36.0
36.1
36.2
36.3

40.1
40.0
39.7
39.9
40.1
40.1

36.9
36.8
35.9
37.3
37.4
37.3

32.1
32.0
32.1
32.0
32.0
32.2

4.88
4.90
4.92
4.95
4.99
5.01

5.21
5.25
5.29
5.29
5.34
5.37

7.77
7.74
7.71
7.76
7.81
7.85

3.55
3.57
3.60
3.63
3.66
3.67

185.2
186.4
187.2
188.2
189.2
190.0

108.4
108.5
108.5
108.7
109.0

7.3
7.0
7.1
6.8
6.5
67

1.8
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.6

1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

....
. .

1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

. .

1965 . .
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971 ..
1972
1973
1974

.

July
Aug
Sept
Oct
..
Nov *.-Dec*

1 Also includes other private industry groups shown in Table B-32.
Includes eating and drinking places.
3 Adjusted for overtime (in manufacturing only) and for interindustry employment shifts.
4 Current dollar earnings index divided by the consumer price index.
* Monthly data are computed from indexes to two decimal places.
Note.—See Note, Table B-32.
Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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