Wage gains remained strong in August as hiring slowed.

Wages continued to develop briskly in August even as hiring decelerated, a stunning improvement that economists stated was most likely pushed partly by persevering with demand for employees in spite of coronavirus outbreaks brought on by the Delta variant.

Average hourly earnings climbed by zero.6 % from July to August, greater than the zero.three % that economists in a Bloomberg survey had forecast. Over the previous 12 months, they have been up four.three %, exceeding the anticipated three.9 %.

Leisure and hospitality wages are properly outpacing general wages.

Percent change in earnings for non-managers since January 2019