Corrections to Employment Cost Index and Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Data

Employment Cost Index data for September 2012 through March 2013, as originally published, contained errors for several series.

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation contained errors for September 2012 and December 2012.

Employment Cost Index

The specific data series that contain statistically significant differences (when compared to the original estimates) for one or more reference periods, for 3-month or 12-month percent changes, are listed below:

Table 1. ECI series with statistically significant differences between originally published estimates and corrected estimates, September 2012 through March 2013, not seasonally adjusted
TableOwnershipMeasureSeriesSeptember 2012December 2012March 2013

Table 4

CivilianTotal compensationAll workers, excluding incentive paid occupations(*)(*)(Q)

Table 4

CivilianTotal compensationSales and office(*)(*)(Q)

Table 4

CivilianTotal compensationSales and related(*)(*)(Q)

Table 4

CivilianTotal compensationOffice and administrative support(*)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 12

CivilianBenefitsAll workers(*)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationAll workers(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationAll workers, excluding incentive workers(*)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationSales and office(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationSales and office, excluding incentive paid occupations(*)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationSales and related(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationSales and related, excluding incentive paid occupations(Q) (A) A(Q) (A)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationOffice and administrative support(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationService-providing industries(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationService-providing industries, excluding incentive paid occupations(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationService-providing industries, sales and office(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationTrade, transportation, and utilities(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationTrade, transportation, and utilities, excluding incentive paid occupations(Q)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationWholesale trade(*)(*)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationWholesale trade, excluding incentive paid occupations(*)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationRetail trade(Q) (A) (A)(Q)

Table 5

Private industryTotal compensationRetail trade, excluding incentive paid occupations(Q) (A) (A)(Q) (A)

Table 6

Private industryTotal compensationNonunion, service-providing industries(*)(*)(Q)

Table 6

Private industryTotal compensationSouth(*)(*)(Q)

Table 6

Private industryTotal compensationSouth Atlantic(*)(*)(Q)

Table 6

Private industryTotal CompensationEast South Central(*)(*)(Q)

Table 6

Private industryTotal compensationEast North Central(*)(*)(Q)

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsAll workers(Q)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsSales and office(Q) (A) (A)(Q) (A)

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsProduction, transportation, and material moving(*)(*)(Q)

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsGoods-producing industries(*)(*)(Q)

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsManufacturing(*)(*)(Q) A

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsService-providing industries(Q)(*)(Q) (A)

Table 12

Private industryBenefitsNonunion(*)(*)(Q) (A)

Footnotes:
(A) = Statistically significant 12-month percent change
(Q) = Statistically significant 3-month percent change
(*) = No statistically significant change

Other series were also corrected but the differences were not statistically significant. Table 2 contains all seasonally adjusted and not-seasonally adjusted series with at least one corrected estimate from September 2012 through March 2013. In some seasonal series, corrections were made to estimates prior to September 2012.

Corrected data are available at www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/data.htm. In addition, the following historical listings (located at www.bls.gov/ect/#tables) have been corrected:



The following national ECI 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.

  • September 2012 (USDL-12-2162) (HTML) (PDF)
  • December 2012 (USDL-13-0143) (HTML) (PDF)
  • March 2013 (USDL-13-0781) (HTML) (PDF)


Employer Costs for Employee Compensation

The specific data series that contain statistically significant differences (when compared to the original estimates) for one or more reference periods are listed below:

Table 1. ECEC series with statistically significant differences between originally published estimates and corrected estimates, September 2012 and December 2012
TableOwnershipMeasureSeriesSeptember
2012
December
2012

Table 1

CivilianInsuranceSales and office workers(X)(*)

Table 1

CivilianHealth insuranceSales and office workers(X)(*)

Table 2

CivilianInsuranceSales and related workers(X)(X)

Table 5

Private industryInsuranceSales and office workers(X)(X)

Table 5

Private industryHealth insuranceSales and office workers(X)(X)

Table 6

Private industryInsuranceTrade, transportation, and utilities industries(*)(X)

Table 6

Private industryHealth insuranceTrade, transportation, and utilities industries(*)(X)

Table 9

Private industryInsuranceSales and related workers(X)(X)

Table 9

Private industryInsuranceService-providing industries, sales and office workers(X)(X)

Table 10

Private industryInsuranceRetail trade industries(X)(X)

Table 11

Private industryInsuranceFull time, sales and related workers(X)(X)

Table 11

Private industryInsurancePart-time, sales and related workers(X)(X)

Footnotes:
(X) = Statistically significant change
(*) = No 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 September 2012 and December 2012 where the differences is statistically significant from the original estimate.
Table 3 contains news release series and table 4 supplemental series that have at least one corrected estimate for September 2012 and December 2012 that is not significantly different from the original estimate.
Corrected data are available at www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/data.htm. In addition, the following historical listings have been corrected:

  • 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)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Supplementary Tables
  • ECEC Standard Errors – News Release Tables
  • ECEC Standard Errors – Supplementary Tables

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.

  • September 2012 (USDL-12-2404) (HTML) (PDF)
  • December 2012 (USDL-13-0421) (HTML) (PDF)

 

Last Modified Date: July 17, 2013