Corrections to Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Data

As a result of problems implementing the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification, the December 2013 and March 2014 Employer Costs for Employee Compensation data contained errors when originally published.  The errors were in the management, professional, and related occupational group and sub-groups in civilian, private industry, and state and local government.  The tables below provide all statistically significant and not statistically significant changes (when compared to the original estimate) for the December 2013 and March 2014 reference periods.

Table 1. ECEC News Release Series with significant differences between originally published estimates and corrected estimates, December 2013 and March 2014
TableOwnershipMeasureSeriesDec 2013Mar 2014Series_id

Table 2

CivilianTotal compensationProfessional and related*CMU1010000120000D

Table 2

CivilianWages and salariesProfessional and related*CMU1020000120000D

Table 2

CivilianTotal benefitsProfessional and related*CMU1030000120000D

Table 2

CivilianPaid leaveProfessional and related*CMU1040000120000D

Table 2

CivilianSupplemental payProfessional and related**CMU1090000120000D

Table 2

CivilianLegally required benefitsProfessional and related**CMU1210000120000D

Table 5

Private industryShift differentialsManagement, professional, and related**CMU2110000100000D

Table 9

Private industryTotal compensationProfessional and related*CMU2010000120000D

Table 9

Private industryWages and salariesProfessional and related*CMU2020000120000D

Table 9

Private industryTotal benefitsProfessional and related*CMU2030000120000D

Table 9

Private industryPaid leaveProfessional and related*CMU2040000120000D

Table 9

Private industrySupplemental payProfessional and related**CMU2090000120000D

Table 9

Private industryInsuranceProfessional and related*CMU2130000120000D

Table 9

Private industryLegally required benefitsProfessional and related**CMU2210000120000D

Table 11

Private industryTotal compensationFull-time, professional and related workers*CMU2010000120610D

Table 11

Private industryWages and salariesFull-time, professional and related workers*CMU2020000120610D

Table 11

Private industryTotal benefitsFull-time, professional and related workers*CMU2030000120610D

Table 11

Private industrySupplemental payFull-time, professional and related workers*CMU2090000120610D

Table 11

Private industryLegally required benefitsFull-time, professional and related workers**CMU2210000120610D

* = Statistically significant change

Note: All series are dollar estimates. Standard errors for proportion estimates are not computed.

Table 2 contains supplementary series that have at least one corrected estimate for December 2013 and March 2014 where the difference is statistically significant from the original estimate.

Table 3 contains news release series that have at least one corrected estimate for December 2013 and March 2014 that is not significantly different from the original estimate.  

Table 4 contains supplemental series that have at least one corrected estimate for December 2013 and March 2014 that is not significantly different from the original estimate.

Data will be corrected on September 10, 2014, and will be available at www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/data.htm.  In addition, the following historical listings (located at www.bls.gov/ect/#tables) will be corrected the same day:

  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Historical Listing, March 2004 to present  (TXT) (PDF)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Supplementary Tables Historical Listing, December 2006 to present (TXT) (PDF)

The following national ECEC news releases, which contain the incorrect data, will not be reissued.  However, they contain a statement about the errors and refer users to this website.

  • December 2013 (USDL-14-0390) (HTML) (PDF)
  • March 2014 (USDL-14-1075) (HTML) (PDF)

 

Last Modified Date: September 9, 2014