The Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker is a measure of the nominal wage growth of individuals. It is constructed using microdata from the Current Population Survey (CPS), and is the median percent change in the hourly wage of individuals observed 12 months apart. Our measure is based on methodology developed by colleagues at the San Francisco Fed.

The Wage Growth Tracker is updated once the Atlanta Fed's CPS dataset is constructed (see the "Explore the Data" tab below). This is usually by the second Friday of the month. The exact timing depends on when the Bureau of the Census publishes the micro data from the CPS.

Stay informed of all Wage Growth Tracker updates by subscribing to our mailing list, subscribing to our RSS feed RSS feed icon, downloading our EconomyNow app, or following the Atlanta Fed on Twitter. Twitter icon You can also build your own cuts of Wage Growth Tracker data using the CPS Data Application from CADREOff-site link or alternatively from here compressed zip file. Look for instructions and program files in the "Explore the Data" tab below.

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