Change in nominal wages, real wages, and total compensation, 2014–2015
|Nominal wages||CES||Private-sector workers||2.2%|
|Wages and salaries||2.1%|
|Real wages||CPS ORG||CPI-U-RS||1.7%|
Note: Changes were calculated from the latter end of each year (i.e., monthly data were calculated from December 2014 to December 2015; quarterly calculated from 2014Q4 to 2015Q4; semiannual calculated from second half 2014 to second half 2015).
Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Current Employment Statistics (CES) public data series, BLS Employment Cost Index (ECI), and Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group (CPS ORG) microdata