Monday, June 18, 2012

Peak Manufacturing Pay

The following chart shows the inflation adjusted average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory manufacturing employees (May 2012 dollars).

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Real hourly earnings are currently 12% below the peak hit in December of 1978.

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Real Manufacturing Hourly Earnings (May 2012 Dollars)


Anonymous said...

Not to worry--Uncle Benron has interest rates far below the peak of 1981 or so. Its what makes us our way of life SAFE!!

Stagflationary Mark said...


Bumper sticker idea:

Wage inconsistence? Borrow the difference!