Table 1. Earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls in current and constant dollars by industry







   Table 1. Earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private
   nonfarm payrolls in current and constant dollars1/ by industry, not
   seasonally adjusted
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                             |                                         
                             |         Average hourly earnings         
                             |_________________________________________
                             |        |        |        |              
            Industry         |        |        |        |    Percent   
                             |   Dec. |   Nov. |   Dec. |    change    
                             |   1997 |   1998p|   1998p|  Dec. 1997 - 
                             |        |        |        |  Dec. 1998   
   __________________________|________|________|________|______________
                             |        |        |        |              
   Total private:2/          |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| $12.53 | $12.99 | $12.99 |      3.7     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   7.67 |   7.83 |   7.83 |      2.1     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Goods-producing:          |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  14.21 |  14.49 |  14.55 |      2.4     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   8.70 |   8.74 |   8.78 |       .9     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Mining:                   |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  16.52 |  17.32 |  17.41 |      5.4     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|  10.12 |  10.45 |  10.50 |      3.8     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Construction:             |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  16.37 |  16.80 |  16.83 |      2.8     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|  10.02 |  10.13 |  10.15 |      1.3     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Manufacturing:            |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  13.47 |  13.60 |  13.69 |      1.6     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   8.25 |   8.20 |   8.26 |       .1     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Service-producing:        |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  11.96 |  12.50 |  12.49 |      4.4     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   7.32 |   7.54 |   7.53 |      2.9     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Transportation and public |        |        |        |              
        utilities:           |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  15.17 |  15.53 |  15.57 |      2.6     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   9.29 |   9.37 |   9.39 |      1.1     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Wholesale trade:          |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  13.72 |  14.29 |  14.27 |      4.0     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   8.40 |   8.62 |   8.61 |      2.5     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Retail trade:             |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|   8.51 |   8.87 |   8.89 |      4.5     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   5.21 |   5.35 |   5.36 |      2.9     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Finance, insurance,       |        |        |        |              
        and real estate:     |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  13.64 |  14.41 |  14.33 |      5.1     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   8.35 |   8.69 |   8.64 |      3.5     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Services:                 |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|  12.61 |  13.14 |  13.18 |      4.5     
    Constant (1982) dollars..|   7.72 |   7.93 |   7.95 |      3.0     
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   See footnotes at end of table.






   Table 1. Earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers on private
   nonfarm payrolls in current and constant dollars1/ by industry, not
   seasonally adjusted - Continued
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                             |                                         
                             |         Average weekly earnings         
                             |_________________________________________
                             |        |        |        |              
            Industry         |        |        |        |    Percent   
                             |   Dec. |   Nov. |   Dec. |    change    
                             |   1997 |   1998p|   1998p|  Dec. 1997 - 
                             |        |        |        |  Dec. 1998   
   __________________________|________|________|________|______________
                             |        |        |        |              
   Total private:2/          |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........|$436.04 |$450.75 |$450.75 |      3.4     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 267.02 | 271.86 | 271.86 |      1.8     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Goods-producing:          |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 596.82 | 596.99 | 608.19 |      1.9     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 365.47 | 360.07 | 366.82 |       .4     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Mining:                   |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 746.70 | 760.35 | 757.34 |      1.4     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 457.26 | 458.59 | 456.78 |      -.1     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Construction:             |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 630.25 | 646.80 | 659.74 |      4.7     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 385.95 | 390.11 | 397.91 |      3.1     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Manufacturing:            |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 579.21 | 572.56 | 583.19 |       .7     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 354.69 | 345.33 | 351.74 |      -.8     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Service-producing:        |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 393.48 | 412.50 | 410.92 |      4.4     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 240.96 | 248.79 | 247.84 |      2.9     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Transportation and public |        |        |        |              
        utilities:           |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 603.77 | 616.54 | 607.23 |       .6     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 369.73 | 371.86 | 366.24 |      -.9     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Wholesale trade:          |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 526.85 | 553.02 | 549.40 |      4.3     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 322.63 | 333.55 | 331.36 |      2.7     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Retail trade:             |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 248.49 | 256.34 | 259.59 |      4.5     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 152.17 | 154.61 | 156.57 |      2.9     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Finance, insurance,       |        |        |        |              
        and real estate:     |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 489.68 | 533.17 | 517.31 |      5.6     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 299.87 | 321.57 | 312.01 |      4.0     
                             |        |        |        |              
   Services:                 |        |        |        |              
    Current dollars..........| 411.09 | 430.99 | 430.99 |      4.8     
    Constant (1982) dollars..| 251.74 | 259.95 | 259.95 |      3.3     
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    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/ Data relate to production and related workers in mining and
   manufacturing; construction workers in construction; and
   nonsupervisory workers in transportation and public utilities,
   trade, finance, insurance, and real estate, and services. Included
   in this group are approximately four-fifths of all jobs on private
   industry payrolls.
     p = preliminary.


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