non·​su·​per·​vi·​so·​ry | \ ˌnän-ˌsü-pər-ˈvī-zə-rē How to pronounce nonsupervisory (audio) , -ˈvīz-rē\

Definition of nonsupervisory

: not supervisory : not relating to or involved in the supervision of others hiring for nonsupervisory positions nonsupervisory employees

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Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Wages in May for nonsupervisory employees increased 3.4% year over year, the 10th consecutive month at or above 3%—after a stretch in which wage growth had been below 3% for every month since May 2009. Andy Puzder, WSJ, "Faster Growth Is Paying Off for Low-Skilled Workers," 13 June 2019 Year-over-year growth in total weekly hours worked for nonsupervisory workers slowed to 1.1% in May, from 2.8% in January, and manufacturing overtime hours are 6.7% below the year-earlier level, according to Deutsche Bank. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Fed Debates Whether Rate-Cut Moment Has Arrived," 18 June 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees peaked in October 1972 at $23.26 (in 2019 dollars) and were at that same level in March 2019. Phil Gramm And John Early, WSJ, "The Myth of ‘Wage Stagnation’," 17 May 2019 After years of job losses, U.S. manufacturing employment has risen for 18 straight months among those holding production or nonsupervisory jobs, the longest stretch of gains since the mid-1990s. Chip Cutter, WSJ, "More Americans Are Back at Work Making Stuff," 1 Mar. 2019 Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers are up 3.4 percent over the past year, according to the Labor Department. Christopher Rugaber, The Seattle Times, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s speech exaggerates border peril," 6 Feb. 2019 Hourly earnings for nonsupervisory workers in metal manufacturing, which includes steel mills, rose 1.1% in August from a year earlier. Eric Morath, WSJ, "Low Unemployment, Slow Wage Growth Bring Renewed Labor Strife," 23 Sep. 2018 For rank-and-file production and nonsupervisory workers (who make up 82 percent of all private-sector workers) real weekly earnings have gone up 1.5 percent so far under Trump, after rising 3.7 percent during Obama’s eight years. Brooks Jackson,, "Trump's Numbers (Second Quarterly Update) | FactCheck," 11 July 2018 Indeed, among retail production and nonsupervisory employees, average hourly earnings were up 4.6% from a year earlier, marking the biggest gain since late 1998. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Workers Get Their Payday," 2 Nov. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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