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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
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                Indexes (Dec.           Percent changes for 3-months ended–          
                                                 2005 = 100)                                                         
          Occupational group and industry                                                                            
                                                                                                                     
                                                 Mar.   June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June 
                                                 2012   2012   2010   2010   2011   2011   2011   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                 Civilian workers                                                                                    
                                                                                                                     
    All workers(1).............................  115.3  115.8    0.3    0.4    0.4    0.4    0.4    0.3    0.5    0.4
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(2)............  114.0  114.5     .5     .2     .4     .4     .4     .4     .4     .4
        Manufacturing..........................  113.5  114.0     .5     .4     .5     .5     .4     .5     .4     .4
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(3)..........  115.6  116.1     .3     .4     .4     .4     .3     .4     .5     .4
        Education and health services..........  115.9  116.3     .2     .4     .4     .3     .1     .4     .5     .3
          Education services...................  114.9  115.2     .1     .4     .4     .3     .0     .4     .4     .3
            Elementary and secondary schools...  114.6  114.9     .1     .3     .4     .2     .0     .4     .3     .3
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                               
             universities, and professional                                                                          
             schools...........................  114.8  115.3     .2     .5     .4     .3     .2     .3     .6     .4
          Health care and social assistance(4)   117.1  117.5     .3     .3     .2     .4     .3     .4     .8     .3
            Hospitals..........................  117.5  118.0     .3     .4     .3     .4     .3     .3     .3     .4
            Nursing and residential care                                                                             
             facilities(5).....................  114.2  114.4     .4     .1     .3     .4     .2     .1     .4     .2
        Public administration..................  115.5  115.9     .3     .2     .3     .3     .2     .2     .5     .3
                                                                                                                     
             Private industry workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  115.3  115.8     .4     .4     .4     .5     .4     .4     .5     .4
                                                                                                                     
                Occupational group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                     
      Management, professional, and related....  116.1  116.9     .4     .4     .4     .4     .3     .4     .3     .7
        Management, business, and financial....  115.5  116.6     .3     .5     .3     .5     .5     .3     .3     .9
        Professional and related...............  116.6  117.2     .5     .4     .3     .4     .3     .5     .4     .5
                                                                                                                     
      Sales and office.........................  114.6  115.1     .3     .6     .4     .5     .5     .4     .9     .4
        Sales and related......................  112.3  112.5    -.1     .8     .1     .8     .6     .4    1.6     .1
        Office and administrative support......  116.3  117.0     .6     .4     .5     .4     .5     .3     .4     .6
                                                                                                                     
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                           
       maintenance.............................  115.8  115.9     .2     .3     .4     .5     .6     .3     .3     .1
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                           
         fishing, and forestry.................  115.8  116.0     .4     .2     .5     .3     .3     .3     .1     .2
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..  115.7  115.8    -.1     .4     .4     .8     .9     .2     .6     .1
                                                                                                                     
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                       
       moving..................................  113.8  114.1     .6     .3     .3     .4     .4     .4     .8     .3
        Production.............................  113.2  113.5     .4     .2     .5     .4     .4     .4     .7     .3
        Transportation and material moving.....  114.6  114.8     .7     .4     .3     .4     .2     .4    1.0     .2
                                                                                                                     
      Service occupations......................  115.3  115.9     .4     .4     .4     .2     .2     .6     .1     .5
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(2)............  114.0  114.5     .5     .3     .4     .5     .4     .4     .4     .4
        Construction...........................  114.0  114.4     .5    -.2     .2     .4     .4     .4     .0     .3
        Manufacturing..........................  113.5  114.0     .5     .4     .5     .5     .4     .5     .4     .4
          Aircraft manufacturing...............  118.9  119.7     .8     .5     .3    1.0     .7     .6     .7     .7
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(6)..........  115.7  116.3     .4     .5     .3     .5     .4     .3     .6     .5
        Trade, transportation, and utilities...  114.1  114.5     .1     .5     .1     .5     .6     .5    1.0     .4
          Retail trade.........................  115.2  115.5    -.1     .2     .4     .4     .7     .6     .6     .2
          Transportation and warehousing.......  113.9  114.3     .9     .6     .3     .3     .2     .3    1.5     .4
          Utilities............................  119.6  121.0     .9     .4     .9     .8     .6     .6     .4    1.1
        Information............................  113.3  113.9     .4     .0    1.4     .1     .1     .4     .5     .5
        Financial activities...................  114.4  115.5     .3    1.2     .6     .1     .8     .1     .3    1.0
          Finance and insurance................  115.1  116.2     .4    1.3     .5     .1     .7     .0     .3    1.0
            Credit intermediation and related                                                                        
             activities........................  113.0  114.0     .6    1.4    1.2    -.4    1.0    -.4     .8     .9
            Insurance carriers and related                                                                           
             activities........................  115.3  115.7     .3     .5     .3     .5     .4     .8     .2     .3
        Professional and business services.....  117.6  118.2     .7     .6     .3     .9     .2     .3     .4     .5
          Professional, scientific, and                                                                              
           technical services..................  120.2  120.7     .8     .8     .4    1.0     .3     .3     .2     .4
          Administrative and support and waste                                                                       
           management and remediation services   114.2  114.9     .5     .4     .2     .6     .1     .4     .5     .6
        Education and health services..........  116.9  117.4     .4     .4     .2     .5     .3     .5     .7     .4
          Education services...................  117.2  117.5     .7     .5     .3     .4     .4     .8     .4     .3
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                               
             universities, and professional                                                                          
             schools...........................  116.9  117.3     .4     .4     .4     .3     .3     .5     .9     .3
          Health care and social assistance(4)   116.8  117.3     .4     .3     .2     .5     .2     .5     .7     .4
            Hospitals..........................  117.4  117.9     .2     .5     .3     .4     .3     .4     .4     .4
        Leisure and hospitality................  115.9  116.9    -.1     .3     .0     .3     .2     .2     .1     .9
          Accommodation and food services......  116.4  117.5     .0     .3     .2     .4     .3     .2    -.1    1.0
        Other services, except public                                                                                
         administration........................  115.9  116.4     .4     .3     .4     .2     .4     .8     .3     .4
                                                                                                                     
        State and local government workers                                                                           
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  115.3  115.6     .1     .4     .4     .3     .1     .3     .4     .3
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
        Education and health services..........  114.9  115.2     .0     .4     .4     .2     .0     .4     .3     .3
          Education services...................  114.4  114.8     .0     .4     .4     .2     .0     .3     .4     .3
            Schools............................  114.4  114.8     .0     .4     .4     .2     .0     .3     .4     .3
              Elementary and secondary schools   114.6  114.9     .1     .4     .3     .2     .0     .3     .4     .3
          Health care and social assistance(4)   118.7  119.0     .1     .6     .4     .3     .2     .3     .5     .3
            Hospitals..........................  118.0  118.5     .1     .5     .4     .2     .3     .2     .5     .4
        Public administration..................  115.5  115.9     .3     .2     .3     .3     .2     .2     .5     .3

      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 ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.
      5 The civilian nursing and residential care facilities wage series is seasonal as of the 2011 revision. The
    first seasonally adjusted estimates were published with the 2008 revision and the series continued to be
    seasonally adjusted until  the 2010 revision when it was discontinued. Historical data for this series is 
    published beginning with March 2003.
      6 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; education services; health care and
    social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services,
    except public administration.

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Last Modified Date: October 27, 2020