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Table 6. COMPENSATION (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED): Employment Cost Index for total compensation, for private industry workers, by bargaining status, census region, census divisions, and area

Table 6. Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for private workers, by bargaining status and Census region and division [Not seasonally adjusted]
Bargaining status and Census region and division Indexes (Dec. 2005=100) Percent changes for
Mar.
2017
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018
3-months ended- 12-months ended-
Mar.
2017
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018
Mar.
2017
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018

Bargaining status

Union

131.9 134.5 135.4 1.0 0.6 0.7 1.8 3.0 2.7

Goods-producing industries(2)

128.4 131.8 132.3 0.3 0.5 0.4 2.0 3.0 3.0

Manufacturing

122.9 127.2 127.8 0.1 0.3 0.5 1.5 3.6 4.0

Service-providing industries(3)

134.8 137.1 138.2 1.3 0.7 0.8 1.6 3.0 2.5

Nonunion

127.8 129.9 131.4 0.9 0.3 1.2 2.5 2.6 2.8

Goods-producing industries(2)

125.9 128.1 129.2 0.6 0.4 0.9 2.2 2.4 2.6

Manufacturing

127.3 129.5 130.7 0.8 0.4 0.9 2.3 2.5 2.7

Service-providing industries(3)

128.2 130.4 132.0 0.9 0.3 1.2 2.4 2.6 3.0

Census region and division(4)

Northeast

130.2 132.0 133.7 1.2 0.2 1.3 2.3 2.6 2.7

New England

132.7 135.3 136.5 1.2 0.3 0.9 1.1 3.2 2.9

Middle Atlantic

129.3 130.9 132.7 1.2 0.2 1.4 2.7 2.4 2.6

South

127.1 129.2 130.4 0.7 0.4 0.9 1.6 2.4 2.6

South Atlantic

128.7 131.1 132.3 0.7 0.5 0.9 2.1 2.6 2.8

East South Central

126.5 128.4 130.0 0.8 -0.3 1.2 2.8 2.3 2.8

West South Central

124.4 126.4 127.4 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.2 2.1 2.4

Midwest

126.8 128.5 129.8 0.9 0.4 1.0 2.8 2.2 2.4

East North Central

125.2 127.0 128.4 0.9 0.4 1.1 2.7 2.3 2.6

West North Central

130.8 132.1 133.3 0.8 0.3 0.9 3.1 1.8 1.9

West

129.9 132.9 134.6 1.0 0.5 1.3 2.9 3.3 3.6

Mountain

127.5 130.0 131.7 0.9 0.5 1.3 2.7 2.8 3.3

Pacific

130.9 134.2 135.9 1.0 0.4 1.3 3.0 3.5 3.8

Footnotes
(1) Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
(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; and other services, except public administration.
(4) The Census divisions are defined as follows: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

NOTE: The indexes for these series are not strictly comparable to those for the aggregate, occupation, and industry series.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey

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Last Modified Date: June 30, 2021