Change in nominal wages, real wages, and total compensation, 2014–2015

2014–2015 change
Nominal wages CES Private-sector workers 2.2%
Production/ nonsupervisory 2.0%
ECI Total compensation 2.0%
Wages and salaries 2.1%
CPS ORG Median 1.8%
Price indices CPI-U-RS 0.1%
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

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