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Table 1. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED: Employment Cost Index for total compensation, by ownership, occupational group, and industry

Table 1. Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), by occupational group and industry [Seasonally adjusted]
Occupational group and industry Indexes (Dec.2005=100) Percent changes for 3-months ended-
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018
Mar.
2016
Jun.
2016
Sep.
2016
Dec.
2016
Mar.
2017
Jun.
2017
Sep.
2017
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018

Civilian workers

All workers(2)

131.4 132.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.8

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

129.0 130.0 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.8

Manufacturing

129.0 129.9 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.7

Service-providing industries(4)

131.9 133.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.9

Education and health services

131.5 132.4 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7

Educational services

132.2 132.9 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

Elementary and secondary schools

132.1 132.8 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

132.3 132.9 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5

Health care and social assistance(5)

130.9 132.0 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.8

Hospitals

131.7 132.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Nursing and residential care facilities

128.1 129.1 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8

Public administration

135.9 136.2 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.2

Private industry workers

All workers

130.6 131.9 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.5 1.0

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

130.7 131.8 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.8

Management, business, and financial

131.8 133.2 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5 1.1

Professional and related

129.9 130.7 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6

Sales and office

130.4 132.0 0.7 1.0 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.2 1.0 0.5 1.2

Sales and related

125.9 128.1 0.6 1.5 -0.4 0.1 1.1 -0.2 1.4 0.4 1.7

Office and administrative support

133.6 134.8 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

131.4 131.8 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.3

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

131.6 132.3 0.6 0.9 0.2 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair

131.1 131.3 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.3 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.2

Production, transportation, and material moving

131.2 132.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.9

Production

129.3 130.2 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.7

Transportation and material moving

133.7 135.3 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.5 1.1 0.7 1.2

Service occupations

131.1 132.5 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.1

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

128.9 130.0 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.9

Construction

128.7 129.9 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.9

Manufacturing

129.0 129.9 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.7

Aircraft manufacturing

126.4 128.4 1.7 0.5 -0.8 1.2 1.5 0.7 8.4 0.5 1.6

Service-providing industries(5)

131.2 132.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

132.6 134.0 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.8 0.6 1.1

Wholesale trade(6)

128.7 130.0 0.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 1.5 0.3 0.8 0.4 1.0

Retail trade

133.0 134.5 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.8 0.6 1.1

Transportation and warehousing

135.0 136.7 1.2 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.0 0.8 1.3

Utilities

141.8 143.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 1.1

Information

128.6 129.4 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.6

Financial activities

130.1 132.3 0.4 0.7 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.7

Finance and insurance

130.3 132.6 0.2 0.7 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.8

Credit intermediation and related activities

129.2 130.8 0.6 0.3 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 -0.1 1.2

Insurance carriers and related activities

133.0 134.2 0.4 0.6 1.3 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

129.3 130.8 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.7 0.2 1.2

Professional and business services

132.1 133.1 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.7 1.1 0.5 0.8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

134.6 135.6 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.4 0.7

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

128.6 129.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.6 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.5

Education and health services

130.4 131.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.8

Educational services

131.0 131.7 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.5

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

132.3 133.2 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7

Health care and social assistance

130.2 131.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.9

Hospitals

131.4 132.0 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

Nursing and residential care facilities

126.5 127.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

130.6 132.4 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.6 1.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 1.4

Accommodations and food services

131.4 133.3 1.0 1.1 1.1 0.5 1.8 0.6 0.5 0.7 1.4

Other services, except public administration

131.5 132.9 0.2 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.1

State and local government workers

All workers

134.3 134.8 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.4

Industry

Education and health services

132.9 133.6 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5

Educational services

132.6 133.2 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5

Schools

132.5 133.1 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5

Elementary and secondary schools

132.5 133.2 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Health care and social assistance

135.9 136.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.7 0.5

Hospitals

133.4 133.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.7 0.3

Public administration

135.9 136.2 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
(2) Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government.
(3) Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
(4) Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except public administration; and public administration.
(5) Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public administration.
(6) The private wholesale trade industry compensation series is seasonal as of the 2018 seasonal adjustment revision. Historical data for this series are published beginning with 2002.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey

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Last Modified Date: June 30, 2021