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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-
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2018
Mar.
2019
Jun.
2019
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019
Mar.
2020
Jun.
2020
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020

Civilian workers

All workers(2)

141.4 142.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.7

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

138.1 139.1 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.7

Manufacturing

137.7 138.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.7

Service-providing industries(4)

142.1 143.2 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.8

Education and health services

140.9 141.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.6

Educational services

141.7 142.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.6

Elementary and secondary schools

142.2 143.1 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

140.4 141.0 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 -0.4 0.4

Health care and social assistance

140.2 140.9 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 -0.1 1.1 0.5

Hospitals

141.0 141.6 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.4

Nursing and residential care facilities

137.5 138.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8

Public administration

146.3 147.1 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5

Private industry workers

All workers

140.6 141.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.9

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

138.9 139.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.6

Management, business, and financial

140.5 141.2 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.5

Professional and related

137.8 138.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.6

Sales and office

141.7 143.6 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.1 1.3

Sales and related

137.3 140.0 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.8 1.3 1.0 -0.4 2.0

Office and administrative support

144.7 146.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

140.5 141.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.2 0.6 0.6

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

140.3 141.3 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.7 1.2 -0.6 0.5 0.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair

140.6 141.5 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.6

Production, transportation, and material moving

142.6 144.1 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.6 1.1

Production

139.4 140.4 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.7

Transportation and material moving

146.7 148.6 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.8 1.2 0.6 1.0 0.7 1.3

Service occupations

144.4 145.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.0

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

138.1 139.0 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.7

Construction

139.4 140.4 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.3 0.7

Manufacturing

137.7 138.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.7

Aircraft manufacturing

123.4 123.9 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 -1.6 1.5 0.9 0.4

Service-providing industries(5)

141.4 142.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

143.7 145.4 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.4 1.2

Wholesale trade

138.0 138.1 0.7 0.8 -0.3 0.7 0.1 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.1

Retail trade

144.6 147.2 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.8

Transportation and warehousing

147.9 150.0 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.9 0.3 1.4

Utilities

153.5 154.9 0.6 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.9 0.5 0.9

Information

138.9 140.5 0.4 0.5 -0.9 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.5 1.2

Financial activities

141.0 141.9 0.6 0.9 0.4 1.2 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.6

Finance and insurance

141.5 142.5 0.5 1.0 0.3 1.2 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.7

Credit intermediation and related activities

140.5 141.1 0.8 0.9 0.4 1.4 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.4

Insurance carriers and related activities

142.6 143.8 0.4 1.2 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

138.7 139.0 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.9 0.7 0.2

Professional and business services

141.2 142.6 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.1 0.4 1.0

Professional, scientific, and technical services

142.8 144.4 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.6 1.3 -0.3 0.3 1.1

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

139.0 140.4 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.6 1.0

Education and health services

139.4 140.2 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.9 0.6

Educational services

139.2 140.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.4 1.0 0.6 -0.4 0.7

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

140.0 140.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.4 -0.8 0.4

Health care and social assistance

139.4 140.2 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 -0.3 1.2 0.6

Hospitals

140.5 141.1 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.4

Nursing and residential care facilities

135.8 136.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

144.3 144.8 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.5 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.3

Accommodations and food services

146.5 147.4 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.6 1.1 1.4 0.8 1.2 0.6

Other services, except public administration

141.7 142.6 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6

State and local government workers

All workers

144.3 145.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.5

Industry

Education and health services

142.7 143.5 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6

Educational services

142.3 143.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5

Schools

142.2 143.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6

Elementary and secondary schools

142.7 143.5 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6

Health care and social assistance

145.8 146.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.6

Hospitals

143.1 143.8 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.5

Public administration

146.3 147.1 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5

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: January 29, 2021