November 1, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Compensation costs for state and local government workers, September 2011

Employment Cost Index, compensation costs, state and local government workers, 12-month percent change, not seasonally adjusted, September 2009–September 2011
Month Percent change
Total compensation Wages and salaries Benefits

Sep 09

2.3 1.9 3.1

Dec 09

2.3 1.9 3.1

Mar 10

2.0 1.6 2.5

Jun 10

1.7 1.3 2.5

Sep 10

1.8 1.2 2.8

Dec 10

1.8 1.2 2.9

Mar 11

1.8 1.2 3.3

Jun 11

1.7 1.2 3.0

Sep 11

1.5 1.0 2.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Compensation costs for state and local government workers, September 2011.




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