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Table 2. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED: Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by ownership, occupational group, and industry

Table 2. Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, 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(1)

129.9 131.1 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.9

Industry

Goods-producing industries(2)

129.4 130.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8

Manufacturing

129.5 130.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7

Service-providing industries(3)

130.1 131.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9

Education and health services

127.9 128.8 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7

Educational services

125.9 126.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4

Elementary and secondary schools

124.5 125.1 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

128.1 128.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.2

Health care and social assistance

130.2 131.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 1.0

Hospitals

130.9 131.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

Nursing and residential care facilities

127.3 128.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9

Public administration

127.7 128.1 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3

Private industry workers

All workers

130.7 132.0 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.8 0.5 1.0

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

131.2 132.4 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.9

Management, business, and financial

132.4 133.9 0.8 0.0 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 1.1

Professional and related

130.4 131.3 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7

Sales and office

130.1 131.9 0.6 1.2 0.1 0.3 1.0 0.1 1.2 0.5 1.4

Sales and related

126.3 128.6 0.3 1.6 -0.7 0.0 1.4 -0.5 1.7 0.5 1.9

Office and administrative support

133.1 134.3 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

130.5 131.1 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.5

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

130.5 131.2 0.7 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair

130.6 131.0 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.3

Production, transportation, and material moving

131.0 132.3 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.8 1.0

Production

129.4 130.3 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.7

Transportation and material moving

132.9 134.6 0.8 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.9 0.5 1.2 0.8 1.3

Service occupations(4)

131.5 132.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.0

Industry

Goods-producing industries(2)

129.4 130.5 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.9

Construction

128.3 129.7 0.3 0.8 0.0 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1

Manufacturing

129.5 130.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7

Aircraft manufacturing

139.4 140.4 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7

Service-providing industries(4)

131.1 132.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

131.4 133.0 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.8 0.6 1.2

Retail trade

133.4 135.0 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.8 0.8 1.2

Transportation and warehousing

133.5 135.4 1.2 0.9 0.6 1.3 0.8 0.5 1.0 0.8 1.4

Utilities

138.8 140.0 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.9

Information

127.7 128.6 1.2 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.7

Financial activities

131.0 133.4 0.5 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.8

Finance and insurance

131.7 134.3 0.4 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.5 2.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

128.3 130.0 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.3 1.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

132.4 133.7 0.7 0.9 1.4 0.3 0.5 1.3 -0.3 0.5 0.9

Professional and business services

132.3 133.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.2 0.5 0.8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

134.7 135.7 0.9 0.5 -0.2 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.8

Education and health services

130.1 131.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.9

Educational services

129.8 130.3 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

130.4 131.1 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.5

Health care and social assistance

130.2 131.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.0

Hospitals

131.1 131.8 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6

Nursing and residential care facilities

127.3 128.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

132.7 134.4 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.6 1.7 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.3

Accommodations and food service

133.3 135.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 0.5 1.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.4

Other services, except public administration

132.0 133.3 0.3 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.9

State and local government workers

All workers

126.6 127.1 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4

Industry

Education and health services

125.7 126.2 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4

Educational services

125.1 125.6 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4

Schools

125.1 125.6 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4

Elementary and secondary schools

124.4 125.0 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.5

Health care and social assistance

130.5 131.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.6 0.6

Hospitals

129.5 130.2 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.5

Public administration

127.7 128.1 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government.
(2) Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
(3) 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.
(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; and other services, except public administration.

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

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Last Modified Date: June 30, 2021