Employment costs rise in March

April 28, 2000

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the 3-month increase in compensation costs for civilian workers was 1.4 percent during the December 1999-March 2000 period, following a gain of 1.0 percent in September-December 1999.

Three-month percent change in Employment Cost Index, seasonally adjusted
[Chart data—TXT]

Compensation costs for civilian workers (not seasonally adjusted) increased 4.3 percent for the year ended in March 2000. This compares with over-the-year increases of 3.0 percent in March 1999 and 3.3 percent in March 1998.

These data are a product of the Employment Cost Trends program. Find out more in USDL 00-120, "Employment Cost Index—March 2000."

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment costs rise in March on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/apr/wk4/art05.htm (visited April 25, 2014).

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