Employment Cost Index News Release

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				 EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX – September 2017

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period 
ending in September 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make 
up about 70 percent of compensation costs) increased 0.7 percent, and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 
percent of compensation) increased 0.8 percent. (See tables A, 1, 2, and 3.)

Civilian Workers

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.5 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 
2017. In September 2016, compensation costs increased 2.3 percent. Wages and salaries increased 2.5 percent 
for the 12-month period ending in September 2017 and increased 2.4 percent for the 12-month period ending in 
September 2016. Benefit costs increased 2.4 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2017. In 
September 2016, the increase was 2.3 percent. (See tables A, 4, 8, and 12.)

					Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had minimal impact on data collection in the September 2017 reference period.  For
further information on how recent hurricanes impacted survey response, see 
www.bls.gov/bls/hurricanes-harvey-irma-maria.htm.

Private Industry Workers

Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.5 percent over the year. In September 2016, the 
increase was 2.3 percent. Wages and salaries increased 2.6 percent for the current 12-month period. In 
September 2016, the increase was 2.4 percent. The cost of benefits rose 2.4 percent for the 12-month period 
ending in September 2017, higher than the 1.8 percent increase in September 2016. (See tables A, 5, 9, and 12.)

Employer costs for health benefits increased 1.1 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2017. 
(For further information, see www.bls.gov/web/eci/echealth.pdf.)

Among occupational groups, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the 12-month period 
ending in September 2017 ranged from 2.3 percent for management, professional, and related occupations to 3.2 
percent for production, transportation, and material moving occupations. (See table 5.)

Among industry supersectors, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the 12-month period 
ending in September 2017 ranged from 1.9 percent for education and health services to 3.4 percent for leisure 
and hospitality. (See table 5.)

State and Local Government 

Compensation costs for state and local government workers increased 2.4 percent for the 12-month period ending 
in September 2017. In September 2016, the increase was 2.6 percent. Wages and salaries increased 2.0 percent 
for the 12-month period ending in September 2017, the same as the September 2016 increase. Benefit costs 
increased 3.0 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2017, less than the prior year’s increase of 
3.7 percent. (See tables A, 7, 11, and 12.)

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Table A.  Major series of the Employment Cost Index
(Percent change)

Category                     3-month,                               12-month,
                       seasonally adjusted                   not seasonally adjusted
                         June       Sept.          Sept.     Dec.      Mar.     June     Sept.
                         2017       2017           2016      2016      2017     2017     2017
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
   CIVILIAN WORKERS[1]

Compensation[2]          0.5        0.7            2.3       2.2       2.4      2.4      2.5
Wages and salaries       0.5        0.7            2.4       2.3       2.5      2.3      2.5
Benefits                 0.6        0.8            2.3       2.1       2.2      2.5      2.4

   PRIVATE INDUSTRY

Compensation[2]          0.5        0.8            2.3       2.2       2.3      2.4      2.5
Wages and salaries       0.5        0.7            2.4       2.3       2.6      2.4      2.6
Benefits                 0.6        0.7            1.8       1.8       1.9      2.2      2.4

   STATE AND LOCAL
     GOVERNMENT

Compensation[2]          0.5        0.6            2.6       2.4       2.6      2.6      2.4
Wages and salaries       0.4        0.5            2.0       2.1       2.2      2.1      2.0
Benefits                 0.7        0.8            3.7       3.1       3.1      3.2      3.0
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  [1] Includes private industry and state and local government. 2 Includes wages and salaries and benefits.
  [2] Includes wages and salaries and benefits.

		 
The Employment Cost Index for December 2017 is scheduled for release on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 8:30 
a.m. (EST).

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					    TECHNICAL NOTE

The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures the change in the cost of labor, free from the influence of 
employment shifts among occupations and industries. Detailed information on survey concepts, coverage, 
methods, nonresponse adjustment, and imputation can be found in the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 8, 
“National Compensation Measures,” at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch8.pdf.

Sample size

Data for the September 2017 reference period were collected from a probability sample of approximately 27,500 
occupational observations selected from a sample of about 6,700 private industry establishments and 
approximately 8,100 occupational observations selected from a sample of about 1,400 state and local government 
establishments that provided data at the initial interview.

Standard errors

To assist users in ascertaining the reliability of Employment Cost Index (ECI) series, standard errors of all 
current quarter estimates except seasonally adjusted series are made available shortly after publication of 
the news release. Standard errors provide users a measure of the precision of an estimate to ensure that it is 
within an acceptable range for their intended purpose. For further information see 
www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/ectvar.htm.

Historical listings

Historical listings that provide all ECI data are available at www.bls.gov/ect/#tables. Included among these 
listings is one that provides continuous occupational and industry series. This listing uses the Standard 
Industrial Classification Manual and Occupational Classification System series through 2005 and the North 
American Industry Classification System and Standard Occupational Classification from 2006 to the present. It 
provides the official series from the beginning of the ECI in 1975 through the current quarter. For more 
information on the criteria used in defining continuous series, see the article published in the Monthly Labor 
Review at www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2006/04/art2full.pdf.

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation data

The costs per hour worked of compensation components are published in a separate news release titled "Employer 
Costs for Employee Compensation" (ECEC). These releases are issued 3 months after the reference period. The 
ECEC release dates are available at www.bls.gov/schedule/2017/home.htm. Historical ECEC data are available in 
summary documents at www.bls.gov/ect/#tables. Since the ECEC is calculated with current employment weights 
rather than the fixed weights used in computing the ECI, year-to-year changes in the cost levels usually 
differ from those in the ECI. For additional information on the use of fixed employment weights in computing 
the ECI, see www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/introducing-2012-fixed-employment-weights-for-the-employment-
cost-index.htm.

    Table 1.  Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), by occupational group and industry

    (Seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |             |                                                              
                                               |Indexes (Dec.|              Percent changes for 3-months ended–             
                                               | 2005 = 100) |                                                              
                                                ____________________________________________________________________________
          Occupational group and industry      |             |                                                              
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | June | Sep. | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. 
                                               | 2017 | 2017 | 2015 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(2).............................| 129.7| 130.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.5|   0.8|   0.5|   0.7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(3)............| 127.2| 128.3|    .4|    .7|    .5|    .6|    .3|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .9
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.0| 128.3|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .6|   1.0
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(4)..........| 130.3| 131.2|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5|    .7
        Education and health services..........| 130.2| 130.7|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .4
          Educational services.................| 130.7| 131.4|    .5|    .7|    .5|    .6|    .8|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .5
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 130.5| 131.3|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .6|    .9|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 130.9| 131.5|    .6|    .4|    .3|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .8|    .4|    .5
          Health care and social assistance(5) | 129.7| 130.1|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .3
            Hospitals..........................| 130.4| 131.0|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .5|    .5|    .5
            Nursing and residential care       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 126.4| 127.2|    .6|    .4|    .7|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6
        Public administration..................| 134.1| 134.7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .4
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             Private industry workers          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 129.0| 130.0|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .8|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 129.4| 129.9|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .7|    .7|    .4
        Management, business, and financial....| 130.6| 131.2|    .8|    .6|    .5|    .2|    .6|    .7|    .8|    .8|    .5
        Professional and related...............| 128.6| 129.0|    .3|    .6|    .5|    .3|    .4|    .2|    .6|    .7|    .3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 128.5| 129.9|    .8|    .6|    .8|   1.0|    .2|    .3|    .9|    .2|   1.1
        Sales and related......................| 123.7| 125.6|   1.0|    .3|    .7|   1.3|   -.2|   -.2|   1.3|   -.2|   1.5
        Office and administrative support......| 131.9| 132.9|    .6|    .7|    .9|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 129.6| 130.5|    .4|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .9|    .7
        Construction, extraction, farming,     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry.................| 130.0| 131.0|    .6|    .4|    .7|    .7|    .3|    .8|    .9|    .5|    .8
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..| 129.1| 130.0|    .3|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .2|   1.2|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 129.0| 130.4|    .5|    .7|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .8|    .6|   1.1
        Production.............................| 127.2| 128.5|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6|   1.0
        Transportation and material moving.....| 131.3| 132.8|    .5|    .5|    .9|    .6|    .7|    .9|    .9|    .5|   1.1
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 129.2| 129.9|    .4|    .6|    .8|   1.0|    .7|    .7|    .9|    .5|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(3)............| 127.2| 128.3|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .9
        Construction...........................| 127.4| 128.1|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .7|    .0|    .7|   1.0|    .4|    .5
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.0| 128.3|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .6|   1.0
          Aircraft manufacturing...............| 116.0| 125.8|   -.5|    .4|   1.7|    .6|   -.9|   1.2|   1.5|    .7|   8.4
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(6)..........| 129.6| 130.5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .8|    .6|    .7
        Trade, transportation, and utilities...| 130.6| 131.8|   1.0|    .2|   1.1|    .6|    .5|    .5|   1.0|    .4|    .9
          Retail trade.........................| 131.1| 132.2|    .9|    .7|   1.4|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .9|    .5|    .8
          Transportation and warehousing.......| 132.6| 134.0|    .6|    .4|   1.2|    .5|    .6|   1.1|    .5|    .6|   1.1
          Utilities............................| 139.8| 140.8|    .9|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .9|    .5|    .4|    .7
        Information............................| 127.3| 128.2|    .7|    .3|    .7|    .1|    .8|    .5|    .3|   1.1|    .7
        Financial activities...................| 129.3| 129.9|    .1|    .8|    .2|    .8|   1.2|    .6|    .2|   1.0|    .5
          Finance and insurance................| 129.5| 130.0|    .1|    .9|    .1|    .8|   1.4|    .6|    .2|   1.0|    .4
            Credit intermediation and related  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities........................| 128.9| 129.4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|   1.4|    .6|    .6|    .8|    .4
            Insurance carriers and related     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities........................| 132.5| 132.4|    .4|   1.3|    .4|    .7|   1.2|    .2|    .9|   1.2|   -.1
          Real estate and rental and leasing...| 128.2| 129.2|    .2|    .2|   1.0|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .2|    .9|    .8
        Professional and business services.....| 130.1| 131.5|   1.0|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .2|    .2|    .9|    .6|   1.1
          Professional, scientific, and        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
           technical services..................| 132.6| 134.2|   1.0|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .2|    .2|    .8|    .8|   1.2
          Administrative and support and waste |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
           management and remediation services | 126.1| 127.6|   1.0|    .7|    .6|    .1|    .2|   -.5|    .7|    .5|   1.2
        Education and health services..........| 129.2| 129.6|    .3|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .3
          Educational services.................| 129.7| 130.2|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .2|    .8|    .6|    .4|    .4
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 130.7| 131.7|    .4|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .4|    .7|    .6|    .4|    .8
          Health care and social assistance(5) | 129.1| 129.4|    .3|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .2
            Hospitals..........................| 130.2| 130.7|    .3|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .5|    .4
            Nursing and residential care       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 124.9| 125.7|    .5|    .3|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .5|    .6|    .6
        Leisure and hospitality................| 129.1| 129.5|   -.1|    .8|   1.0|    .9|    .8|    .6|   1.9|    .5|    .3
          Accommodation and food services......| 130.1| 130.3|    .1|    .9|   1.1|   1.0|   1.0|    .6|   1.8|    .7|    .2
        Other services, except public          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
         administration........................| 129.8| 130.8|    .5|    .5|    .1|    .9|    .9|    .7|    .5|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 132.5| 133.3|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Education and health services..........| 131.3| 132.1|    .6|    .8|    .5|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6
          Educational services.................| 131.0| 131.7|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .6|    .9|    .5|    .7|    .5|    .5
            Schools............................| 130.9| 131.6|    .6|    .8|    .5|    .6|    .9|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .5
              Elementary and secondary schools | 130.9| 131.7|    .5|    .9|    .6|    .6|    .9|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6
          Health care and social assistance(5) | 133.6| 135.1|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .2|    .2|   1.1
            Hospitals..........................| 131.2| 132.5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .2|    .3|   1.0
        Public administration..................| 134.1| 134.7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .4
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
    sector, except the federal government.
      3 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      4 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management
    of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social
    assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except public
    administration; and public administration.
      5 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.
      6 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management
    of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social
    assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public
    administration.


    Table 2.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by occupational group and industry

    (Seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |             |                                                              
                                               |Indexes (Dec.|              Percent changes for 3-months ended–             
                                               | 2005 = 100) |                                                              
                                                ____________________________________________________________________________
          Occupational group and industry      |             |                                                              
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | June | Sep. | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. 
                                               | 2017 | 2017 | 2015 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(1).............................| 128.3| 129.2|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.5|   0.5|   0.8|   0.5|   0.7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 127.7| 128.6|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .7
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.7| 128.7|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(3)..........| 128.5| 129.3|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5|    .6
        Education and health services..........| 126.7| 127.2|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .4
          Educational services.................| 124.7| 125.2|    .3|    .4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .4
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 123.4| 123.9|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .4|    .4
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 126.7| 127.3|    .4|    .3|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .8|    .2|    .5
          Health care and social assistance(4) | 129.0| 129.3|    .4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .2
            Hospitals..........................| 129.4| 130.1|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .5|    .5
            Nursing and residential care       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 125.7| 126.5|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .6
        Public administration..................| 126.3| 126.9|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             Private industry workers          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 129.0| 129.9|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 130.0| 130.4|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .8|    .3
        Management, business, and financial....| 131.1| 131.5|   1.0|    .6|    .7|    .2|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .8|    .3
        Professional and related...............| 129.2| 129.5|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .5|    .2|    .7|    .8|    .2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 127.9| 129.5|    .9|    .5|    .7|   1.0|    .2|    .3|   1.1|    .0|   1.3
        Sales and related......................| 123.6| 125.8|   1.2|    .2|    .5|   1.5|   -.5|   -.2|   1.5|   -.6|   1.8
        Office and administrative support......| 131.2| 132.2|    .6|    .8|   1.0|    .6|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 128.7| 129.7|    .4|    .4|    .7|    .7|    .3|    .8|    .7|    .8|    .8
        Construction, extraction, farming,     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry.................| 128.6| 129.9|    .6|    .4|    .9|    .9|    .2|   1.0|   1.0|    .4|   1.0
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..| 128.8| 129.5|    .2|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .3|   1.3|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 128.7| 130.1|    .5|    .7|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .8|    .9|    .5|   1.1
        Production.............................| 127.4| 128.6|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .6|    .7|    .8|    .9
        Transportation and material moving.....| 130.3| 131.9|    .4|    .6|    .9|    .9|    .6|   1.0|   1.1|    .5|   1.3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations(5)...................| 129.3| 130.1|    .4|    .6|   1.0|   1.0|    .9|    .7|   1.1|    .6|    .6
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 127.8| 128.7|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .8|    .5|    .7
        Construction...........................| 126.9| 127.7|    .7|    .7|    .5|    .7|    .0|    .9|   1.1|    .4|    .6
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.7| 128.7|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8
          Aircraft manufacturing...............| 137.7| 138.6|    .7|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5|    .8|    .7|    .8|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(6)..........| 129.4| 130.3|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .7
        Trade, transportation, and utilities...| 129.5| 130.6|   1.1|    .2|    .9|    .8|    .3|    .5|   1.5|    .3|    .8
          Retail trade.........................| 131.4| 132.4|    .8|    .7|   1.0|    .8|    .6|    .7|   1.4|    .4|    .8
          Transportation and warehousing.......| 131.2| 132.5|    .5|    .5|   1.2|    .9|    .6|   1.3|    .9|    .4|   1.0
          Utilities............................| 137.4| 137.7|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .9|    .8|    .6|    .3
        Information............................| 126.4| 127.3|    .7|    .4|   1.1|    .6|    .9|    .6|    .0|   1.0|    .7
        Financial activities...................| 129.7| 130.3|    .1|    .9|    .3|   1.0|   1.2|    .8|   -.2|   1.1|    .5
          Finance and insurance................| 130.4| 130.9|    .1|   1.0|    .1|   1.0|   1.3|    .7|   -.2|   1.1|    .4
            Credit intermediation and related  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities........................| 127.2| 127.9|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .5|   1.1|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5
            Insurance carriers and related     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities........................| 132.1| 131.7|    .6|   1.5|    .6|   1.0|   1.4|    .3|    .5|   1.4|   -.3
        Professional and business services.....| 130.1| 131.7|   1.3|    .6|    .7|    .4|    .2|    .2|    .7|    .5|   1.2
          Professional, scientific, and        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
           technical services..................| 132.4| 134.4|   1.3|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .0|    .2|    .7|    .6|   1.5
          Administrative and support and waste |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
           management and remediation services | 126.8| 128.4|   1.1|    .7|    .7|    .2|    .2|   -.5|    .8|    .4|   1.3
        Education and health services..........| 128.9| 129.2|    .4|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .2
          Educational services.................| 128.4| 129.0|    .3|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .2|    .9|    .6|    .4|    .5
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 128.6| 129.8|    .4|    .3|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .3|    .9
          Health care and social assistance(4) | 129.0| 129.3|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .2
            Hospitals..........................| 129.8| 130.3|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .6|    .4
            Nursing and residential care       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 125.6| 126.4|    .7|    .3|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .6
        Leisure and hospitality................| 130.8| 131.3|   -.2|    .9|   1.0|   1.0|    .9|    .7|   1.9|    .6|    .4
          Accommodation and food services......| 131.7| 131.9|    .1|    .9|   1.1|   1.2|   1.0|    .8|   1.8|    .7|    .2
        Other services, except public          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
         administration........................| 130.2| 131.2|    .6|    .5|    .2|   1.0|    .9|    .8|    .3|    .6|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 125.3| 125.9|    .3|    .4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Education and health services..........| 124.5| 125.1|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .5
          Educational services.................| 124.0| 124.5|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .4
            Schools............................| 124.0| 124.5|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .4
              Elementary and secondary schools | 123.4| 123.9|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .7|    .3|    .5|    .6|    .4
          Health care and social assistance(4) | 128.6| 129.7|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .5|    .9
            Hospitals..........................| 127.6| 128.8|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .5|   1.0
        Public administration..................| 126.3| 126.9|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .5
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      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
    sector, except the federal government.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management
    of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social
    assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except public
    administration; and public administration.
      4 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.
      5 The service occupations wages and salaries series is seasonal as of the 2017 revision. Historical data for this series
    are published beginning with March 2012.
      6 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management
    of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social
    assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public
    administration.

    Table 3.  Employment Cost Index for benefits, by occupational group and industry

    (Seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |             |                                                              
                                               |Indexes (Dec.|              Percent changes for 3-months ended–             
                                               | 2005 = 100) |                                                              
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          Occupational group and industry      |             |                                                              
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | June | Sep. | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. 
                                               | 2017 | 2017 | 2015 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(1).............................| 133.0| 134.0|   0.5|   0.6|   0.5|   0.5|   0.6|   0.5|   0.7|   0.6|   0.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             Private industry workers          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 129.1| 130.0|    .5|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 128.2| 128.9|    .3|    .4|    .1|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .7|    .8|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 130.0| 130.9|    .6|    .5|   1.1|    .6|    .6|    .2|    .4|    .7|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 131.5| 132.4|    .6|    .5|    .2|    .3|    .4|    .5|    .2|    .8|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 129.5| 131.0|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .3|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .5|   1.2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 128.6| 129.3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 125.9| 127.5|    .2|    .7|    .3|    .4|    .3|    .3|    .4|    .4|   1.3
        Manufacturing..........................| 125.6| 127.7|    .1|    .8|    .4|    .4|    .4|    .2|    .5|    .5|   1.7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(3)..........| 130.3| 131.1|    .5|    .3|    .6|    .3|    .6|    .3|    .8|    .6|    .6
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 147.0| 148.2|    .8|   1.2|    .6|    .6|   1.1|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .8
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
    sector, except the federal government.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management
    of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social
    assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public
    administration.

    Table 4.  Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for civilian workers, by occupational group and
    industry

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |       |       |       |                    |                    
          Occupational group and industry      |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(2).............................| 127.5 | 129.7 | 130.7 |   0.6|   0.5|   0.8|   2.3|   2.4|   2.5
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(3)| 127.7 | 130.0 | 130.9 |    .6|    .5|    .7|   2.4|   2.4|   2.5
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 127.7 | 129.9 | 130.7 |    .7|    .6|    .6|   2.0|   2.4|   2.3
        Management, business, and financial....| 128.0 | 130.8 | 131.6 |    .8|    .8|    .6|   1.9|   3.0|   2.8
        Professional and related...............| 127.6 | 129.4 | 130.2 |    .7|    .5|    .6|   2.1|   2.1|   2.0
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 127.3 | 129.2 | 130.4 |    .2|    .5|    .9|   2.6|   1.7|   2.4
        Sales and related......................| 122.8 | 124.2 | 125.8 |   -.4|    .4|   1.3|   2.2|    .7|   2.4
        Office and administrative support......| 130.0 | 132.3 | 133.1 |    .6|    .5|    .6|   2.8|   2.4|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 127.5 | 130.1 | 131.0 |    .4|    .9|    .7|   2.0|   2.4|   2.7
        Construction, extraction, farming,     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry.................| 127.6 | 130.4 | 131.3 |    .2|    .8|    .7|   2.2|   2.4|   2.9
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..| 127.5 | 129.8 | 130.8 |    .6|   1.2|    .8|   1.8|   2.4|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 126.8 | 129.4 | 130.9 |    .7|    .6|   1.2|   2.7|   2.8|   3.2
        Production.............................| 125.0 | 127.4 | 128.8 |    .6|    .6|   1.1|   2.6|   2.6|   3.0
        Transportation and material moving.....| 128.9 | 131.9 | 133.4 |    .7|    .6|   1.1|   2.6|   3.0|   3.5
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 128.4 | 130.9 | 131.8 |    .9|    .5|    .7|   3.0|   2.9|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(4)............| 125.2 | 127.3 | 128.4 |    .4|    .6|    .9|   2.2|   2.1|   2.6
        Manufacturing..........................| 125.1 | 127.1 | 128.4 |    .5|    .6|   1.0|   2.5|   2.1|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(5)..........| 127.9 | 130.2 | 131.1 |    .6|    .6|    .7|   2.3|   2.4|   2.5
        Education and health services..........| 128.2 | 129.9 | 130.8 |    .9|    .4|    .7|   2.3|   2.3|   2.0
          Educational services.................| 128.6 | 130.0 | 131.6 |   1.3|    .2|   1.2|   2.5|   2.4|   2.3
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 128.5 | 129.8 | 131.4 |   1.6|    .2|   1.2|   2.8|   2.6|   2.3
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 128.8 | 130.4 | 131.8 |   1.1|    .0|   1.1|   1.9|   2.4|   2.3
          Health care and social assistance(6) | 127.7 | 129.7 | 130.1 |    .5|    .5|    .3|   1.9|   2.0|   1.9
            Hospitals..........................| 128.2 | 130.4 | 131.0 |    .5|    .5|    .5|   2.2|   2.2|   2.2
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
            Nursing and residential care       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 124.1 | 126.3 | 127.2 |    .6|    .5|    .7|   2.2|   2.4|   2.5
        Public administration..................| 131.7 | 133.7 | 134.7 |   1.0|    .4|    .7|   2.5|   2.5|   2.3
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
    public sector, except the federal government.
      3 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      4 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      5 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other
    services, except public administration; and public administration.
      6 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

    Table 5.    Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for private industry workers, by occupational
    group and industry

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                                 |                       |                                         
                                                 |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                                 |          100)         |                                         
                                                  _________________________________________________________________
                                                 |                       |                                         
                                                 |       |       |       |                    |                    
           Occupational group and industry       |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                          _________________________________________
                                                 |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                                 |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                                 |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
              Private industry workers           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers..................................| 126.8 | 129.2 | 130.0 |   0.5|   0.7|   0.6|   2.3|   2.4|   2.5
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(2)..| 127.0 | 129.5 | 130.2 |    .5|    .6|    .5|   2.3|   2.5|   2.5
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Occupational group              |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related......| 127.1 | 129.5 | 130.0 |    .5|    .8|    .4|   1.8|   2.4|   2.3
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 126.6 | 128.9 | 129.4 |    .5|    .7|    .4|   1.9|   2.3|   2.2
        Management, business, and financial......| 127.7 | 130.6 | 131.3 |    .7|    .8|    .5|   1.8|   3.0|   2.8
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 127.1 | 130.0 | 130.5 |    .6|    .8|    .4|   1.9|   2.8|   2.7
        Professional and related.................| 126.7 | 128.7 | 129.1 |    .4|    .7|    .3|   1.8|   2.0|   1.9
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office...........................| 126.7 | 128.7 | 129.9 |    .1|    .5|    .9|   2.5|   1.7|   2.5
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 128.6 | 131.1 | 131.9 |    .5|    .5|    .6|   3.0|   2.4|   2.6
        Sales and related........................| 122.7 | 124.1 | 125.7 |   -.5|    .4|   1.3|   2.2|    .6|   2.4
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 126.5 | 129.2 | 130.0 |    .5|    .6|    .6|   3.2|   2.6|   2.8
        Office and administrative support........| 129.6 | 132.1 | 132.8 |    .5|    .5|    .5|   2.9|   2.4|   2.5
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance...............................| 127.1 | 129.7 | 130.6 |    .4|    .9|    .7|   2.0|   2.4|   2.8
        Construction, extraction, farming,       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry...................| 127.3 | 130.2 | 131.1 |    .2|    .8|    .7|   2.2|   2.4|   3.0
        Installation, maintenance, and repair....| 126.9 | 129.2 | 130.2 |    .6|   1.2|    .8|   1.8|   2.5|   2.6
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving....................................| 126.4 | 129.0 | 130.4 |    .6|    .5|   1.1|   2.7|   2.7|   3.2
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 126.6 | 129.2 | 130.4 |    .7|    .5|    .9|   2.8|   2.8|   3.0
        Production...............................| 125.0 | 127.2 | 128.6 |    .6|    .6|   1.1|   2.7|   2.4|   2.9
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 125.2 | 127.5 | 128.8 |    .6|    .6|   1.0|   2.8|   2.5|   2.9
        Transportation and material moving.......| 128.4 | 131.4 | 133.0 |    .7|    .6|   1.2|   2.6|   3.1|   3.6
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations........................| 126.5 | 129.2 | 130.0 |    .8|    .5|    .6|   3.2|   2.9|   2.8
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           Industry and occupational group       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(3)..............| 125.2 | 127.3 | 128.4 |    .4|    .6|    .9|   2.2|   2.1|   2.6
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 125.5 | 127.7 | 128.7 |    .4|    .6|    .8|   2.3|   2.2|   2.5
          Management, professional, and related..| 123.9 | 125.6 | 126.6 |    .3|    .4|    .8|   2.0|   1.7|   2.2
          Sales and office.......................| 126.8 | 128.1 | 129.7 |    .3|    .7|   1.2|   2.2|   1.3|   2.3
          Natural resources, construction, and   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           maintenance...........................| 126.9 | 129.5 | 130.3 |    .2|    .7|    .6|   2.1|   2.3|   2.7
          Production, transportation, and        |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           material moving.......................| 124.6 | 126.7 | 128.1 |    .7|    .6|   1.1|   2.7|   2.4|   2.8
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Construction.............................| 124.9 | 127.3 | 128.3 |    .2|    .6|    .8|   1.9|   2.2|   2.7
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Manufacturing............................| 125.1 | 127.1 | 128.4 |    .5|    .6|   1.0|   2.5|   2.1|   2.6
            Management, professional, and related| 125.0 | 127.0 | 128.1 |    .3|    .5|    .9|   2.3|   1.9|   2.5
            Sales and office.....................| 128.1 | 130.0 | 130.9 |    .3|    .8|    .7|   2.3|   1.8|   2.2
            Natural resources, construction, and |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             maintenance.........................| 126.9 | 128.3 | 129.6 |    .6|    .8|   1.0|   2.6|   1.7|   2.1
            Production, transportation, and      |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             material moving.....................| 124.2 | 126.3 | 127.8 |    .6|    .6|   1.2|   2.6|   2.4|   2.9
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
          Aircraft manufacturing.................| 112.0 | 116.5 | 128.9 |  -1.5|    .5|  10.6|   1.6|   2.5|  15.1
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(4)............| 127.3 | 129.8 | 130.6 |    .5|    .7|    .6|   2.2|   2.4|   2.6
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(2)......................| 127.6 | 130.2 | 130.8 |    .6|    .7|    .5|   2.3|   2.6|   2.5
          Management, professional, and related..| 127.7 | 130.2 | 130.7 |    .6|    .9|    .4|   1.8|   2.5|   2.3
          Sales and office.......................| 126.7 | 128.8 | 129.9 |    .0|    .5|    .9|   2.6|   1.7|   2.5
          Natural resources, construction, and   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           maintenance...........................| 127.4 | 130.0 | 131.1 |    .6|   1.3|    .8|   1.8|   2.6|   2.9
          Production, transportation, and        |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           material moving.......................| 128.7 | 131.9 | 133.3 |    .6|    .7|   1.1|   2.6|   3.1|   3.6
          Service occupations....................| 126.5 | 129.2 | 130.0 |    .9|    .5|    .6|   3.2|   3.0|   2.8
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Trade, transportation, and utilities.....| 128.2 | 130.9 | 131.9 |    .3|    .6|    .8|   2.4|   2.4|   2.9
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 128.8 | 131.7 | 132.3 |    .5|    .7|    .5|   3.0|   2.7|   2.7
          Wholesale trade........................| 125.0 | 127.3 | 128.2 |   -.2|    .4|    .7|    .3|   1.7|   2.6
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 127.8 | 130.4 | 130.9 |    .4|    .9|    .4|   1.9|   2.4|   2.4
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
          Retail trade...........................| 128.5 | 131.4 | 132.3 |    .5|    .8|    .7|   3.6|   2.7|   3.0
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 127.2 | 130.3 | 131.0 |    .4|    .5|    .5|   3.8|   2.8|   3.0
          Transportation and warehousing.........| 129.9 | 132.8 | 134.2 |    .6|    .6|   1.1|   2.8|   2.9|   3.3
          Utilities..............................| 137.3 | 140.2 | 140.9 |    .4|    .6|    .5|   2.3|   2.5|   2.6
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Information..............................| 125.0 | 127.6 | 128.3 |    .6|   1.2|    .5|   1.9|   2.7|   2.6
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Financial activities.....................| 127.0 | 129.6 | 129.9 |   1.0|   1.4|    .2|   3.1|   3.1|   2.3
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 127.5 | 130.1 | 130.6 |    .6|    .9|    .4|   2.5|   2.7|   2.4
          Finance and insurance..................| 127.3 | 129.9 | 130.1 |   1.1|   1.5|    .2|   3.2|   3.2|   2.2
            Credit intermediation and related    |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities..........................| 126.5 | 129.2 | 129.5 |   1.2|   1.1|    .2|   3.0|   3.4|   2.4
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 130.0 | 133.1 | 133.4 |    .9|    .8|    .2|   2.9|   3.3|   2.6
            Insurance carriers and related       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities..........................| 129.5 | 132.8 | 132.5 |   1.0|   1.5|   -.2|   3.6|   3.6|   2.3
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 128.3 | 130.9 | 131.3 |    .5|    .8|    .3|   2.0|   2.5|   2.3
          Real estate and rental and leasing.....| 125.9 | 128.3 | 129.2 |    .8|    .9|    .7|   2.9|   2.7|   2.6
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(2)....................| 129.3 | 131.4 | 132.2 |    .7|    .9|    .6|   2.7|   2.3|   2.2
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Professional and business services.......| 128.0 | 130.3 | 131.5 |    .0|    .7|    .9|   1.7|   1.8|   2.7
          Professional, scientific, and technical|       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           services..............................| 130.0 | 132.8 | 134.0 |   -.2|    .7|    .9|   1.7|   1.9|   3.1
          Administrative and support and waste   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           management and remediation services...| 125.4 | 126.2 | 127.8 |    .3|    .7|   1.3|   1.6|   1.0|   1.9
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Education and health services............| 127.2 | 129.2 | 129.6 |    .5|    .5|    .3|   1.8|   2.1|   1.9
          Educational services...................| 127.8 | 129.3 | 130.5 |    .8|    .2|    .9|   1.8|   2.0|   2.1
            Junior colleges, colleges,           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional      |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools.............................| 128.8 | 130.3 | 132.0 |    .9|    .2|   1.3|   1.7|   2.1|   2.5
          Health care and social assistance(5)...| 127.1 | 129.2 | 129.5 |    .5|    .5|    .2|   1.9|   2.1|   1.9
            Hospitals............................| 127.8 | 130.3 | 130.7 |    .4|    .5|    .3|   2.1|   2.4|   2.3
            Nursing and residential care         |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities..........................| 122.7 | 124.9 | 125.7 |    .7|    .5|    .6|   2.3|   2.5|   2.4
              Nursing care facilities(2).........| 122.7 | 124.8 | 125.6 |    .6|    .6|    .6|   2.0|   2.3|   2.4
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Leisure and hospitality..................| 125.3 | 129.0 | 129.6 |    .9|    .4|    .5|   3.6|   3.9|   3.4
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
          Accommodation and food services........| 126.2 | 130.0 | 130.4 |   1.1|    .5|    .3|   4.0|   4.2|   3.3
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Other services, except public            |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
         administration..........................| 127.9 | 129.9 | 131.1 |   1.1|    .5|    .9|   2.3|   2.7|   2.5
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      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      3 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      4 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      5 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

    Table 6.  Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for private industry workers, by bargaining
    status and census region and division

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
      Bargaining status and census region and  |       |       |       |                    |                    
                     division                  |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Bargaining status             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Union....................................| 130.4 | 132.7 | 133.7 |   0.3|   0.6|   0.8|   1.9|   2.1|   2.5
        Goods-producing industries(2)..........| 127.1 | 129.4 | 131.2 |    .2|    .8|   1.4|   2.1|   2.1|   3.2
          Manufacturing........................| 121.9 | 123.9 | 126.8 |    .2|    .8|   2.3|   2.2|   1.8|   4.0
        Service-providing industries(3)........| 133.2 | 135.5 | 136.1 |    .4|    .5|    .4|   1.8|   2.1|   2.2
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Nonunion.................................| 126.3 | 128.6 | 129.5 |    .5|    .6|    .7|   2.4|   2.3|   2.5
        Goods-producing industries(2)..........| 124.6 | 126.6 | 127.6 |    .4|    .6|    .8|   2.3|   2.0|   2.4
          Manufacturing........................| 126.0 | 128.0 | 129.0 |    .6|    .5|    .8|   2.5|   2.2|   2.4
        Service-providing industries(3)........| 126.7 | 129.2 | 130.0 |    .5|    .8|    .6|   2.3|   2.5|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           Census region and division(4)       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Northeast................................| 128.2 | 131.2 | 131.8 |    .4|    .8|    .5|   2.5|   2.7|   2.8
        New England............................| 130.2 | 133.8 | 134.9 |   -.8|    .8|    .8|   2.0|   1.9|   3.6
        Middle Atlantic........................| 127.4 | 130.2 | 130.7 |    .9|    .7|    .4|   2.6|   3.1|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      South....................................| 126.2 | 127.9 | 128.7 |    .2|    .6|    .6|   1.5|   1.6|   2.0
        South Atlantic.........................| 127.4 | 129.7 | 130.4 |    .0|    .8|    .5|   1.7|   1.8|   2.4
        East South Central.....................| 125.1 | 127.0 | 128.8 |    .3|    .4|   1.4|   2.8|   1.8|   3.0
        West South Central.....................| 124.6 | 125.3 | 125.9 |    .6|    .7|    .5|    .8|   1.1|   1.0
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Midwest..................................| 125.3 | 127.4 | 128.0 |    .6|    .5|    .5|   2.6|   2.3|   2.2
        East North Central.....................| 123.6 | 126.0 | 126.5 |    .5|    .6|    .4|   2.3|   2.4|   2.3
        West North Central.....................| 129.5 | 130.9 | 131.7 |    .9|    .1|    .6|   3.4|   1.9|   1.7
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      West.....................................| 127.9 | 131.0 | 132.3 |    .6|    .8|   1.0|   2.6|   3.0|   3.4
        Mountain...............................| 125.8 | 128.7 | 129.4 |    .3|    .9|    .5|   1.9|   2.6|   2.9
        Pacific................................| 128.8 | 132.0 | 133.6 |    .6|    .8|   1.2|   2.9|   3.1|   3.7
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      4 The census divisions are defined as follows: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
    Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic:
    Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and
    West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central:
    Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and
    Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota;
    Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska,
    California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

    Table 7.  Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for State and local government workers, by
    occupational group and industry

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |       |       |       |                    |                    
          Occupational group and industry      |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 130.3 | 132.0 | 133.4 |   1.2|   0.2|   1.1|   2.6|   2.6|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 129.3 | 130.8 | 132.3 |   1.3|    .2|   1.1|   2.6|   2.5|   2.3
        Professional and related...............| 129.1 | 130.6 | 132.1 |   1.3|    .2|   1.1|   2.6|   2.5|   2.3
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 132.3 | 133.6 | 134.8 |   1.3|    .3|    .9|   2.8|   2.3|   1.9
        Office and administrative support......| 132.4 | 133.6 | 134.9 |   1.3|    .2|   1.0|   2.8|   2.2|   1.9
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 132.9 | 134.8 | 136.1 |   1.1|    .3|   1.0|   2.5|   2.6|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Education and health services............| 129.3 | 130.6 | 132.2 |   1.5|    .2|   1.2|   2.7|   2.5|   2.2
        Educational services...................| 128.9 | 130.3 | 131.9 |   1.6|    .2|   1.2|   2.7|   2.7|   2.3
          Schools(2)...........................| 128.8 | 130.2 | 131.8 |   1.5|    .2|   1.2|   2.7|   2.6|   2.3
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 128.8 | 130.1 | 131.8 |   1.7|    .2|   1.3|   3.0|   2.7|   2.3
        Health care and social assistance(3)...| 132.2 | 133.5 | 135.0 |    .7|    .2|   1.1|   2.4|   1.7|   2.1
          Hospitals............................| 129.8 | 131.1 | 132.6 |    .6|    .2|   1.1|   2.3|   1.6|   2.2
      Public administration....................| 131.7 | 133.7 | 134.7 |   1.0|    .4|    .7|   2.5|   2.5|   2.3
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes elementary and secondary schools; junior colleges; colleges, universities, and professional
    schools.
      3 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

    Table 8.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for civilian workers, by occupational group and
    industry

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |       |       |       |                    |                    
          Occupational group and industry      |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(1).............................| 126.1 | 128.3 | 129.3 |   0.6|   0.5|   0.8|   2.4|   2.3|   2.5
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(2)| 126.1 | 128.4 | 129.2 |    .6|    .5|    .6|   2.4|   2.5|   2.5
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 126.4 | 128.4 | 129.1 |    .7|    .6|    .5|   2.0|   2.3|   2.1
        Management, business, and financial....| 127.9 | 130.4 | 131.2 |    .9|    .9|    .6|   2.2|   2.8|   2.6
        Professional and related...............| 125.6 | 127.3 | 128.0 |    .6|    .6|    .5|   2.0|   2.0|   1.9
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 125.9 | 127.9 | 129.2 |    .0|    .4|   1.0|   2.4|   1.6|   2.6
        Sales and related......................| 122.7 | 124.0 | 126.0 |   -.8|    .2|   1.6|   1.7|    .2|   2.7
        Office and administrative support......| 128.1 | 130.6 | 131.4 |    .6|    .5|    .6|   3.0|   2.6|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 125.9 | 128.6 | 129.6 |    .4|    .9|    .8|   2.3|   2.6|   2.9
        Construction, extraction, farming,     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry.................| 125.4 | 128.6 | 129.6 |    .1|    .7|    .8|   2.5|   2.6|   3.3
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..| 126.4 | 128.7 | 129.8 |    .7|   1.1|    .9|   2.0|   2.5|   2.7
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 125.8 | 128.8 | 130.2 |    .7|    .6|   1.1|   2.9|   3.1|   3.5
        Production.............................| 124.8 | 127.6 | 128.8 |    .7|    .6|    .9|   2.9|   3.0|   3.2
        Transportation and material moving.....| 127.1 | 130.2 | 131.8 |    .8|    .5|   1.2|   3.0|   3.3|   3.7
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 126.3 | 128.9 | 129.8 |   1.0|    .5|    .7|   3.1|   3.0|   2.8
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(3)............| 125.5 | 127.8 | 128.7 |    .5|    .6|    .7|   2.4|   2.3|   2.5
        Manufacturing..........................| 125.7 | 127.9 | 128.7 |    .6|    .6|    .6|   2.8|   2.4|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(4)..........| 126.2 | 128.5 | 129.4 |    .6|    .6|    .7|   2.3|   2.4|   2.5
        Education and health services..........| 124.9 | 126.5 | 127.4 |    .8|    .4|    .7|   2.0|   2.1|   2.0
          Educational services.................| 123.2 | 124.3 | 125.6 |   1.1|    .2|   1.0|   2.0|   2.1|   1.9
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 122.1 | 123.0 | 124.3 |   1.2|    .2|   1.1|   2.0|   1.9|   1.8
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 124.9 | 126.3 | 127.6 |   1.1|    .0|   1.0|   1.9|   2.2|   2.2
          Health care and social assistance(5) | 126.8 | 129.0 | 129.4 |    .6|    .6|    .3|   2.1|   2.3|   2.1
            Hospitals..........................| 127.1 | 129.4 | 130.1 |    .5|    .5|    .5|   2.3|   2.3|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
            Nursing and residential care       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 123.0 | 125.7 | 126.5 |    .7|    .7|    .6|   2.3|   2.9|   2.8
        Public administration..................| 124.4 | 126.1 | 127.0 |    .8|    .2|    .7|   2.0|   2.2|   2.1
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
    public sector, except the federal government.
      2 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      3 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      4 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other
    services, except public administration; and public administration.
      5 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

    Table 9.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by occupational group and
    industry

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                                 |                       |                                         
                                                 |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                                 |          100)         |                                         
                                                  _________________________________________________________________
                                                 |                       |                                         
                                                 |       |       |       |                    |                    
           Occupational group and industry       |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                          _________________________________________
                                                 |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                                 |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                                 |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
              Private industry workers           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers..................................| 126.7 | 129.1 | 130.0 |   0.5|   0.6|   0.7|   2.4|   2.4|   2.6
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)..| 126.7 | 129.3 | 130.0 |    .6|    .6|    .5|   2.5|   2.6|   2.6
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Occupational group              |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related......| 127.7 | 130.0 | 130.5 |    .6|    .8|    .4|   2.1|   2.4|   2.2
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 126.8 | 129.1 | 129.5 |    .6|    .7|    .3|   2.1|   2.4|   2.1
        Management, business, and financial......| 128.4 | 131.0 | 131.8 |    .9|    .8|    .6|   2.1|   2.9|   2.6
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 127.2 | 129.8 | 130.3 |    .6|    .7|    .4|   2.3|   2.7|   2.4
        Professional and related.................| 127.2 | 129.3 | 129.6 |    .5|    .9|    .2|   2.0|   2.1|   1.9
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office...........................| 126.1 | 128.2 | 129.5 |   -.1|    .4|   1.0|   2.4|   1.6|   2.7
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 127.8 | 130.6 | 131.5 |    .5|    .5|    .7|   3.0|   2.7|   2.9
        Sales and related........................| 122.8 | 124.1 | 126.0 |   -.8|    .2|   1.5|   1.7|    .2|   2.6
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 126.4 | 129.5 | 130.5 |    .6|    .8|    .8|   2.8|   3.0|   3.2
        Office and administrative support........| 128.7 | 131.4 | 132.2 |    .5|    .5|    .6|   3.1|   2.7|   2.7
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance...............................| 126.0 | 128.8 | 129.8 |    .4|   1.0|    .8|   2.3|   2.6|   3.0
        Construction, extraction, farming,       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry...................| 125.6 | 128.8 | 129.9 |    .1|    .7|    .9|   2.4|   2.6|   3.4
        Installation, maintenance, and repair....| 126.4 | 128.8 | 129.7 |    .7|   1.3|    .7|   2.0|   2.6|   2.6
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving....................................| 125.9 | 128.8 | 130.1 |    .8|    .6|   1.0|   3.0|   3.1|   3.3
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 126.1 | 129.1 | 130.2 |    .7|    .6|    .9|   3.1|   3.1|   3.3
        Production...............................| 124.8 | 127.4 | 128.6 |    .7|    .7|    .9|   3.0|   2.8|   3.0
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 125.0 | 127.6 | 128.8 |    .7|    .6|    .9|   3.0|   2.8|   3.0
        Transportation and material moving.......| 127.2 | 130.4 | 132.1 |    .7|    .5|   1.3|   3.1|   3.2|   3.9
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations........................| 126.4 | 129.3 | 130.2 |   1.0|    .5|    .7|   3.4|   3.3|   3.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           Industry and occupational group       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)..............| 125.5 | 127.9 | 128.8 |    .5|    .6|    .7|   2.4|   2.4|   2.6
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 125.8 | 128.4 | 129.2 |    .4|    .6|    .6|   2.4|   2.5|   2.7
          Management, professional, and related..| 126.3 | 128.3 | 128.5 |    .5|    .5|    .2|   2.4|   2.1|   1.7
          Sales and office.......................| 126.8 | 128.2 | 130.2 |    .2|    .7|   1.6|   1.9|   1.3|   2.7
          Natural resources, construction, and   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           maintenance...........................| 125.6 | 128.7 | 129.5 |    .2|    .7|    .6|   2.3|   2.6|   3.1
          Production, transportation, and        |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           material moving.......................| 124.4 | 126.9 | 128.1 |    .7|    .6|    .9|   2.9|   2.8|   3.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Construction.............................| 124.2 | 126.8 | 127.9 |    .2|    .6|    .9|   2.0|   2.3|   3.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Manufacturing............................| 125.7 | 127.9 | 128.7 |    .6|    .6|    .6|   2.8|   2.4|   2.4
            Management, professional, and related| 127.0 | 129.0 | 129.2 |    .5|    .5|    .2|   2.6|   2.1|   1.7
            Sales and office.....................| 127.6 | 129.8 | 130.8 |    .2|    .9|    .8|   2.4|   2.0|   2.5
            Natural resources, construction, and |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             maintenance.........................| 127.1 | 128.8 | 129.8 |    .8|    .6|    .8|   2.7|   2.1|   2.1
            Production, transportation, and      |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             material moving.....................| 124.1 | 126.6 | 127.8 |    .7|    .6|    .9|   2.9|   2.8|   3.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
          Aircraft manufacturing.................| 134.5 | 138.0 | 138.5 |    .2|    .4|    .4|   2.4|   2.8|   3.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(3)............| 127.1 | 129.5 | 130.4 |    .5|    .7|    .7|   2.4|   2.4|   2.6
            Excluding incentive paid             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             occupations(1)......................| 127.0 | 129.6 | 130.3 |    .6|    .6|    .5|   2.5|   2.6|   2.6
          Management, professional, and related..| 127.9 | 130.3 | 130.9 |    .6|    .9|    .5|   2.0|   2.5|   2.3
          Sales and office.......................| 126.1 | 128.2 | 129.4 |   -.1|    .4|    .9|   2.5|   1.6|   2.6
          Natural resources, construction, and   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           maintenance...........................| 126.5 | 128.9 | 130.2 |    .6|   1.3|   1.0|   2.3|   2.5|   2.9
          Production, transportation, and        |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           material moving.......................| 127.5 | 130.8 | 132.3 |    .7|    .6|   1.1|   3.1|   3.3|   3.8
          Service occupations....................| 126.4 | 129.3 | 130.2 |   1.0|    .5|    .7|   3.4|   3.3|   3.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Trade, transportation, and utilities.....| 126.7 | 129.6 | 130.8 |    .3|    .5|    .9|   2.2|   2.6|   3.2
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 126.9 | 130.2 | 130.8 |    .5|    .7|    .5|   3.0|   3.1|   3.1
          Wholesale trade........................| 122.3 | 124.5 | 125.7 |   -.4|    .2|   1.0|    .0|   1.4|   2.8
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 124.3 | 127.0 | 127.6 |    .4|   1.0|    .5|   2.4|   2.6|   2.7
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
          Retail trade...........................| 128.3 | 131.6 | 132.6 |    .6|    .8|    .8|   3.2|   3.2|   3.4
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 126.5 | 130.1 | 130.8 |    .5|    .6|    .5|   3.2|   3.3|   3.4
          Transportation and warehousing.........| 128.2 | 131.3 | 132.8 |    .7|    .5|   1.1|   3.1|   3.1|   3.6
          Utilities..............................| 134.5 | 137.6 | 137.9 |    .7|    .7|    .2|   2.4|   3.1|   2.5
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Information..............................| 124.4 | 126.6 | 127.4 |    .6|   1.3|    .6|   2.9|   2.4|   2.4
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Financial activities.....................| 127.6 | 130.1 | 130.5 |   1.0|   1.5|    .3|   3.4|   3.0|   2.3
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 127.7 | 130.2 | 130.7 |    .5|    .9|    .4|   2.6|   2.4|   2.3
          Finance and insurance..................| 128.4 | 130.9 | 131.1 |   1.1|   1.6|    .2|   3.4|   3.1|   2.1
            Credit intermediation and related    |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities..........................| 124.8 | 127.6 | 127.9 |    .8|   1.2|    .2|   2.7|   3.1|   2.5
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 128.3 | 131.4 | 131.8 |    .4|    .8|    .3|   2.6|   2.8|   2.7
            Insurance carriers and related       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities..........................| 129.4 | 132.4 | 131.8 |   1.3|   1.7|   -.5|   4.5|   3.6|   1.9
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 127.2 | 129.2 | 129.6 |    .6|    .6|    .3|   2.4|   2.1|   1.9
          Real estate and rental and leasing.....| 124.4 | 126.8 | 128.0 |    .8|   1.0|    .9|   3.2|   2.8|   2.9
              Excluding incentive paid           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
               occupations(1)....................| 128.1 | 130.1 | 131.0 |    .7|    .9|    .7|   3.1|   2.3|   2.3
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Professional and business services.......| 128.3 | 130.2 | 131.6 |    .0|    .5|   1.1|   1.9|   1.5|   2.6
          Professional, scientific, and technical|       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           services..............................| 130.2 | 132.7 | 134.1 |   -.5|    .5|   1.1|   1.9|   1.5|   3.0
          Administrative and support and waste   |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           management and remediation services...| 126.2 | 126.9 | 128.7 |    .4|    .7|   1.4|   1.9|   1.0|   2.0
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Education and health services............| 126.7 | 128.8 | 129.3 |    .6|    .5|    .4|   2.1|   2.2|   2.1
          Educational services...................| 126.5 | 128.0 | 129.4 |    .8|    .2|   1.1|   1.9|   2.0|   2.3
            Junior colleges, colleges,           |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional      |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools.............................| 126.7 | 128.2 | 130.1 |   1.0|    .2|   1.5|   1.8|   2.2|   2.7
          Health care and social assistance(4)...| 126.8 | 129.0 | 129.3 |    .6|    .7|    .2|   2.2|   2.3|   2.0
            Hospitals............................| 127.4 | 129.9 | 130.3 |    .5|    .6|    .3|   2.3|   2.4|   2.3
            Nursing and residential care         |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities..........................| 122.9 | 125.6 | 126.4 |    .7|    .6|    .6|   2.4|   3.0|   2.8
              Nursing care facilities(1).........| 123.1 | 125.4 | 126.2 |    .8|    .7|    .6|   2.3|   2.7|   2.5
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Leisure and hospitality..................| 126.9 | 130.7 | 131.4 |   1.0|    .5|    .5|   3.8|   4.1|   3.5
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
          Accommodation and food services........| 127.7 | 131.6 | 132.1 |   1.2|    .5|    .4|   4.2|   4.3|   3.4
                                                 |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Other services, except public            |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
         administration..........................| 128.4 | 130.2 | 131.5 |   1.1|    .5|   1.0|   2.6|   2.5|   2.4
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      4 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

    Table 10.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by bargaining status
    and census region and division

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
      Bargaining status and census region and  |       |       |       |                    |                    
                     division                  |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Bargaining status             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Union....................................| 127.2 | 129.2 | 129.9 |   0.3|   0.5|   0.5|   1.9|   1.9|   2.1
        Goods-producing industries(1)..........| 123.7 | 126.1 | 126.8 |    .3|    .7|    .6|   2.1|   2.3|   2.5
          Manufacturing........................| 121.4 | 123.6 | 124.5 |    .5|    .7|    .7|   2.2|   2.3|   2.6
        Service-providing industries(2)........| 129.8 | 131.5 | 132.2 |    .5|    .4|    .5|   2.0|   1.8|   1.8
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Nonunion.................................| 126.6 | 129.1 | 130.0 |    .5|    .7|    .7|   2.4|   2.5|   2.7
        Goods-producing industries(1)..........| 125.9 | 128.3 | 129.3 |    .5|    .6|    .8|   2.5|   2.4|   2.7
          Manufacturing........................| 126.6 | 128.9 | 129.7 |    .6|    .6|    .6|   2.8|   2.4|   2.4
        Service-providing industries(2)........| 126.8 | 129.3 | 130.3 |    .5|    .7|    .8|   2.4|   2.5|   2.8
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
           Census region and division(3)       |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Northeast................................| 127.7 | 130.7 | 131.5 |    .4|    .8|    .6|   2.8|   2.8|   3.0
        New England............................| 131.1 | 135.2 | 136.4 |  -1.3|    .8|    .9|   2.0|   1.8|   4.0
        Middle Atlantic........................| 126.3 | 129.1 | 129.6 |    .9|    .9|    .4|   3.0|   3.1|   2.6
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      South....................................| 126.8 | 128.6 | 129.5 |    .2|    .7|    .7|   1.7|   1.7|   2.1
        South Atlantic.........................| 127.9 | 130.3 | 131.1 |   -.1|    .9|    .6|   1.8|   1.8|   2.5
        East South Central.....................| 125.2 | 127.2 | 129.1 |    .4|    .4|   1.5|   2.9|   2.0|   3.1
        West South Central.....................| 125.5 | 126.3 | 127.1 |    .8|    .7|    .6|    .9|   1.4|   1.3
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Midwest..................................| 124.8 | 126.9 | 127.5 |    .7|    .4|    .5|   2.8|   2.4|   2.2
        East North Central.....................| 122.8 | 125.3 | 125.9 |    .6|    .6|    .5|   2.5|   2.6|   2.5
        West North Central.....................| 129.4 | 130.7 | 131.6 |    .9|   -.2|    .7|   3.3|   2.0|   1.7
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      West.....................................| 127.9 | 130.9 | 132.2 |    .7|    .8|   1.0|   2.8|   3.1|   3.4
        Mountain...............................| 126.4 | 129.3 | 130.0 |    .4|   1.0|    .5|   1.9|   2.7|   2.8
        Pacific................................| 128.6 | 131.7 | 133.2 |    .9|    .8|   1.1|   3.2|   3.3|   3.6
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      2 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      3 The census divisions are defined as follows: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
    Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic:
    Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and
    West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central:
    Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and
    Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota;
    Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska,
    California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

    Table 11.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for State and local government workers, by
    occupational group and industry

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |       |       |       |                    |                    
          Occupational group and industry      |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 123.6 | 125.0 | 126.1 |   1.0|   0.2|   0.9|   2.0|   2.1|   2.0
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 123.0 | 124.3 | 125.4 |   1.0|    .2|    .9|   2.0|   2.1|   2.0
        Professional and related...............| 122.9 | 124.1 | 125.2 |   1.0|    .2|    .9|   2.0|   2.0|   1.9
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 123.6 | 124.7 | 125.5 |   1.1|    .1|    .6|   2.1|   2.0|   1.5
        Office and administrative support......| 124.0 | 125.1 | 125.9 |   1.1|    .1|    .6|   2.1|   2.0|   1.5
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 125.8 | 127.5 | 128.6 |   1.0|    .2|    .9|   2.2|   2.3|   2.2
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Education and health services............| 123.1 | 124.2 | 125.4 |   1.2|    .2|   1.0|   2.1|   2.1|   1.9
        Educational services...................| 122.6 | 123.6 | 124.9 |   1.2|    .2|   1.1|   2.0|   2.0|   1.9
          Schools(1)...........................| 122.6 | 123.6 | 124.8 |   1.2|    .2|   1.0|   2.0|   2.1|   1.8
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 122.1 | 123.0 | 124.3 |   1.3|    .3|   1.1|   2.1|   2.1|   1.8
        Health care and social assistance(2)...| 126.8 | 128.5 | 129.7 |    .5|    .3|    .9|   2.0|   1.8|   2.3
          Hospitals............................| 125.7 | 127.5 | 128.8 |    .5|    .3|   1.0|   2.0|   1.9|   2.5
      Public administration....................| 124.4 | 126.1 | 127.0 |    .8|    .2|    .7|   2.0|   2.2|   2.1
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes elementary and secondary schools; junior colleges; colleges, universities, and professional
    schools.
      2 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

    Table 12.  Employment Cost Index for benefits, by occupational group, industry, and bargaining status

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                       |                                         
                                               |  Indexes (Dec. 2005 = |           Percent changes for–          
                                               |          100)         |                                         
                                                _________________________________________________________________
                                               |                       |                                         
         Occupational group, industry, and     |       |       |       |                    |                    
                 bargaining status             |       |       |       |   3-months ended–  |  12-months ended–  
                                                                        _________________________________________
                                               |  Sep. |  June |  Sep. |                    |                    
                                               |  2016 |  2017 |  2017 |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               |       |       |       | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(1).............................| 130.8 | 133.0 | 134.0 |   0.8|   0.6|   0.8|   2.3|   2.5|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
             Private industry workers          |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 127.0 | 129.3 | 130.0 |    .4|    .7|    .5|   1.8|   2.2|   2.4
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 125.8 | 128.3 | 128.9 |    .3|    .7|    .5|   1.2|   2.3|   2.5
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 128.3 | 130.1 | 130.8 |    .5|    .6|    .5|   2.9|   1.9|   1.9
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 129.4 | 131.7 | 132.4 |    .2|    .9|    .5|   1.4|   2.0|   2.3
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 127.4 | 129.6 | 131.0 |    .5|    .6|   1.1|   2.0|   2.2|   2.8
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 126.6 | 128.6 | 129.2 |    .5|    .2|    .5|   2.3|   2.1|   2.1
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 124.6 | 126.1 | 127.6 |    .2|    .6|   1.2|   1.8|   1.4|   2.4
        Manufacturing..........................| 124.1 | 125.6 | 127.7 |    .3|    .5|   1.7|   2.1|   1.5|   2.9
          Aircraft manufacturing...............|  88.0 |  93.4 | 118.2 |  -4.1|    .5|  26.6|    .6|   1.7|  34.3
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(3)..........| 128.0 | 130.5 | 131.0 |    .4|    .7|    .4|   1.8|   2.4|   2.3
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Bargaining status             |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Union....................................| 135.6 | 138.4 | 139.9 |    .2|    .7|   1.1|   1.8|   2.3|   3.2
      Nonunion.................................| 125.3 | 127.4 | 128.0 |    .5|    .6|    .5|   1.9|   2.2|   2.2
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |       |       |       |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 144.3 | 146.4 | 148.6 |   1.7|    .3|   1.5|   3.7|   3.2|   3.0
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
    public sector, except the federal government.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.

    Table 13. Employment Cost Index for total compensation,(1) and wages and salaries,
    for private industry workers, by area

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |                                         
                                               |   Percent changes for 12-months ended–  
                                                _________________________________________
                                               |                                         
                                               |                    |                    
      Census region and metropolitan area(2)   | Total compensation | Wages and salaries 
                                                _________________________________________
                                               |                    |                    
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    Northeast                                  |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA...|   1.9|   2.7|   3.0|   2.5|   2.9|   2.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA  |      |      |      |      |      |      
       CSA.....................................|   2.3|   3.3|   2.9|   3.2|   3.5|   3.2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD|      |      |      |      |      |      
       CSA.....................................|   2.3|   2.3|   2.1|   2.3|   2.0|   1.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    South                                      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL |      |      |      |      |      |      
       CSA.....................................|   2.2|   2.2|   2.2|   2.7|   2.6|   2.7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA................|   1.9|   2.4|   1.4|   2.3|   3.1|   1.9
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA.......|   1.3|   2.1|   2.1|   1.7|   2.5|   2.6
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL  |      |      |      |      |      |      
       MSA.....................................|   1.9|   3.7|   3.7|   2.1|   3.9|   3.9
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,  |      |      |      |      |      |      
       DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.........................|   1.8|   1.9|   2.5|   2.1|   2.5|   3.3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    Midwest                                    |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City,        |      |      |      |      |      |      
       IL-IN-WI CSA............................|   2.4|   2.8|   2.4|   2.6|   2.8|   2.3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA.............|   2.5|   2.1|   2.5|   2.6|   2.2|   2.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA|   2.9|   3.0|   1.1|   2.8|   3.0|   1.0
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    West                                       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA |   3.3|   2.9|   3.6|   3.8|   2.7|   3.2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA..........|   2.8|   2.6|   2.8|   2.6|   2.9|   3.0
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA...|   2.6|   3.1|   2.9|   3.0|   3.1|   2.9
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA...........|   2.4|   2.7|   7.6|   3.6|   3.6|   3.8
    _____________________________________________________________________________________


      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Note that some of these areas are Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and
    others are Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). For more information on metropolitan
    area definitions, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Metropolitan and Micropolitan
    Statistical Areas page, on the Internet at 
    www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html.

Last Modified Date: October 31, 2017