In a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real hourly compensation increased by 2.5 in the second quarter of 2019, on a year-over-year basis. This is the largest increase since the third quarter of 2015.
Output increased by 2.6 percent during the same period, and the amount of hours worked increased by 0.9 percent. Productivity went up by 1.8 percent and is calculated by dividing the output by the number of hours worked.
You can read the full report here.
Not only did workers get paid more, but more jobs were gained, too. In another report, also from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 130,000 payroll jobs were added in August. The industries that added the most jobs were professional/business services, education/health services, and government work.