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Average hourly earnings are a crucial fundamental indicator of US economy’s strength. Monthly changes in average hourly earnings are released in the same government report as the powerful nonfarm payrolls. Nevertheless, traders only rarely pay attention to the earnings numbers. Still, a big surprise increase of the earnings can potentially strengthen the USD, while a surprise decrease in average hourly earnings can potentially weaken the currency. The numbers are released monthly by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, usually on the first Friday after the month ends. The posts below contain mentions of the prominent changes in earnings released since 2015.

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015