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Table 1. Seasonally adjusted: Employment Cost Index for total compensation, by ownership, occupational group, and industry

Table 1. Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), by occupational group and industry [Seasonally adjusted]
Occupational group and industry Indexes (Dec.2005=100) Percent changes for 3-months ended-
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2019
Jun.
2019
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019
Mar.
2020
Jun.
2020
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021

Civilian workers

All workers(2)

142.4 143.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.9

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

139.0 140.0 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7

Manufacturing

138.6 139.3 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.5

Service-providing industries(4)

143.2 144.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.9

Education and health services

141.7 142.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

142.5 143.1 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.4

Elementary and secondary schools

143.1 143.8 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

141.1 141.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 -0.3 0.5 0.2

Health care and social assistance

141.0 142.1 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 -0.1 1.1 0.6 0.8

Hospitals

141.7 143.0 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.9

Nursing and residential care facilities

138.7 139.9 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9

Public administration

147.2 147.5 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.2

Private industry workers

All workers

141.8 143.2 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.0

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

139.7 140.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.6

Management, business, and financial

141.3 142.0 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Professional and related

138.6 139.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.7

Sales and office

143.4 146.0 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.4 1.1 0.6 0.4 1.1 1.8

Sales and related

139.7 144.3 0.9 0.2 1.4 0.3 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.5 3.3

Office and administrative support

146.0 146.9 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

141.4 142.8 0.6 0.4 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.0

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

141.3 142.4 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.1 -0.4 0.5 0.6 0.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair

141.6 143.2 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.7 1.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

144.0 144.9 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.6

Production

140.4 141.6 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.9

Transportation and material moving

148.4 148.9 1.2 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.3

Service occupations

145.7 147.5 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.2

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

139.0 139.9 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.6

Construction

140.3 141.5 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.6 0.9

Manufacturing

138.6 139.3 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.5

Aircraft manufacturing

123.9 124.7 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.4 -1.6 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.6

Service-providing industries(5)

142.6 144.1 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

145.4 146.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.3 1.2 0.8

Wholesale trade

138.4 139.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.0 0.4 0.9

Retail trade

147.0 148.5 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 1.0

Transportation and warehousing

149.9 150.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.5 1.3 0.1

Utilities

154.7 155.5 1.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.5

Information

140.5 141.4 0.5 -1.0 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.6 1.2 0.6

Financial activities

142.0 147.1 0.8 0.3 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 3.6

Finance and insurance

142.6 148.8 0.8 0.4 1.2 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.7 4.3

Credit intermediation and related activities

141.1 141.4 1.0 0.3 1.4 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.2

Insurance carriers and related activities

143.7 144.8 1.2 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

138.9 139.4 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.4

Professional and business services

142.6 143.4 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

144.4 144.7 0.1 1.0 0.6 0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.3 1.0 0.2

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

140.4 142.1 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.6 1.0 1.2

Education and health services

140.2 141.2 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.9 0.6 0.7

Educational services

140.3 140.7 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.4 0.9 0.6 -0.2 0.7 0.3

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

140.7 141.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.4 -0.7 0.4 0.3

Health care and social assistance

140.2 141.3 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 -0.3 1.2 0.6 0.8

Hospitals

141.1 142.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 1.0

Nursing and residential care facilities

136.9 138.1 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

145.0 147.0 0.4 0.9 0.7 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.3 1.4

Accommodation and food services

147.6 149.8 0.7 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.4 0.6 1.5

Other services, except public administration

142.6 144.1 0.9 1.0 0.1 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.1

State and local government workers

All workers

145.1 145.7 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4

Industry

Education and health services

143.5 144.2 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5

Educational services

143.1 143.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.4

Schools

143.0 143.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5

Elementary and secondary schools

143.6 144.3 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Health care and social assistance

146.8 147.6 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.5

Hospitals

143.9 144.7 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6

Public administration

147.2 147.5 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.2

Footnotes
(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 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.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey

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Last Modified Date: April 30, 2021