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Employment Cost Index

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Looking for additional information on compensation, wages, and benefits?

National Compensation Survey (NCS)

The National Compensation Survey provides survey data for use in a number of different publications: Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), Benefits publication, and Modeled Wage Estimates (MWE).

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making.

  • Pay Measure Comparison
    • The BLS has 12 surveys or programs that provide information on pay and benefits. This interactive table lets you compare the features of these data sources.
  • Information Guide
    • Provides descriptions of the information and data produced by BLS, as well as descriptions of the publications in which they appear.

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor administers federal labor laws to guarantee workers' rights to fair, safe, and healthy working conditions, including minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, protection against employment discrimination, and unemployment insurance.

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