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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.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018
Jun.
2018
Sep.
2018
Dec.
2018
Mar.
2019
Jun.
2019
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019

Civilian workers

All workers(2)

138.0 138.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

135.1 135.9 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6

Manufacturing

134.5 135.4 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.7

Service-providing industries(4)

138.7 139.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.6

Education and health services

138.0 138.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.4

Educational services

138.8 139.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.4

Elementary and secondary schools

139.0 139.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.4

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

138.4 139.2 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6

Health care and social assistance(5)

137.2 137.9 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5

Hospitals

137.6 138.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Nursing and residential care facilities

134.0 134.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5

Public administration

142.5 143.6 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8

Private industry workers

All workers

137.3 138.2 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.7

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

136.4 137.0 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.4

Management, business, and financial

138.1 138.6 0.4 1.0 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.4

Professional and related

135.1 135.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.5

Sales and office

138.3 139.3 0.5 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.7

Sales and related

133.9 135.0 0.5 1.3 0.6 1.2 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.2 0.8

Office and administrative support

141.4 142.2 0.7 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

137.2 138.0 0.6 0.5 1.0 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.9 0.6

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

137.8 138.6 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.6

Installation, maintenance, and repair

136.5 137.4 0.8 0.4 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.7

Production, transportation, and material moving

138.0 139.4 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.6 1.0

Production

135.1 136.1 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.7

Transportation and material moving

141.7 143.5 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.2 0.6 0.7 1.3

Service occupations

139.3 140.8 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.6 1.1

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

135.1 135.9 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.6

Construction

136.2 137.0 0.5 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.6

Manufacturing

134.5 135.4 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.7

Aircraft manufacturing

122.1 122.5 0.4 1.5 0.3 -6.7 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3

Service-providing industries(5)

138.0 138.9 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

140.0 141.1 0.8 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8

Wholesale trade

134.8 135.0 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.8 0.7 0.8 -0.3 0.7 0.1

Retail trade

140.8 142.1 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.9

Transportation and warehousing

143.4 145.3 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.2 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.3

Utilities

149.9 151.2 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.8 0.7 0.4 0.9

Information

135.0 136.0 0.5 0.6 2.9 0.8 0.4 0.8 -1.0 0.4 0.7

Financial activities

137.9 138.6 0.3 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.2 1.2 0.5

Finance and insurance

138.4 139.2 0.5 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.2 1.4 0.6

Credit intermediation and related activities

136.8 137.6 -0.1 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.4 1.5 0.6

Insurance carriers and related activities

139.6 140.3 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.4 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

135.8 136.3 0.1 1.2 0.3 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.7 0.4

Professional and business services

138.2 139.0 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.9 0.7 0.6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

140.4 141.0 0.4 0.7 0.1 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.9 0.7 0.4

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

135.0 135.9 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7

Education and health services

136.5 137.2 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5

Educational services

137.0 137.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.3

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

138.5 139.3 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6

Health care and social assistance

136.4 137.1 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5

Hospitals

137.2 138.0 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6

Nursing and residential care facilities

132.2 132.9 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

138.7 140.4 0.7 1.1 0.5 1.1 1.3 0.4 0.8 0.7 1.2

Accommodations and food services

140.3 142.0 0.7 1.2 0.6 0.9 1.2 0.7 1.1 0.9 1.2

Other services, except public administration

137.7 139.4 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.0 1.2 1.0 1.0 -0.1 1.2

State and local government workers

All workers

140.9 141.8 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6

Industry

Education and health services

139.7 140.3 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.4

Educational services

139.3 139.9 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.4

Schools

139.2 139.8 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.4

Elementary and secondary schools

139.4 140.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.5

Health care and social assistance

142.6 143.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.6

Hospitals

139.7 140.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.4 0.9 0.6

Public administration

142.5 143.6 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8

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 31, 2020