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Table 2. Seasonally adjusted: Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by ownership, occupational group, and industry

Table 2. Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by occupational group and industry [Seasonally adjusted]
Occupational group and industry Indexes (Dec. 2005=100) Percent changes for 3-months ended-
Jun.
2021
Sep.
2021
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019
Mar.
2020
Jun.
2020
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021
Jun.
2021
Sep.
2021

Civilian workers

All workers(1)

144.1 146.2 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.5

Industry

Goods-producing industries(2)

143.8 145.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.8

Manufacturing

143.5 145.2 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.2

Service-providing industries(3)

144.2 146.5 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.8 1.6

Education and health services

139.3 141.0 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 1.2

Educational services

135.7 137.0 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.0

Elementary and secondary schools

134.8 135.8 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

136.6 138.3 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.2

Health care and social assistance

143.1 145.3 0.7 0.6 0.9 -0.4 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.5

Hospitals

143.3 145.1 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.9 1.3

Nursing and residential care facilities

142.7 145.6 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.3 2.0

Private industry workers

All workers

145.8 148.1 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.6

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

142.7 144.8 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.5

Professional and related

141.6 143.4 0.6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 1.3

Management, business, and financial

144.2 146.8 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5 1.1 1.8

Sales and office

148.1 150.4 1.3 0.4 1.4 0.6 0.4 1.2 2.2 0.4 1.6

Office and administrative support

149.1 151.3 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 1.2 1.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

144.2 145.7 0.9 0.7 1.2 0.1 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.9 1.0

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

144.3 146.0 1.0 0.7 1.4 -0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.4 1.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair

144.2 145.4 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.4 0.5 0.9

Production, transportation, and material moving

149.4 151.6 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.8 1.5

Production

146.1 148.1 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.2 1.7 1.3

Transportation and material moving

153.3 155.8 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.2 0.4 1.8 1.6

Service occupations

152.9 156.4 0.6 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.4 2.1 2.3

Industry

Goods-producing industries(2)

143.9 145.1 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.6 1.3 0.8

Construction

144.3 144.8 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.7 0.9 1.4 0.3

Manufacturing

143.5 145.2 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.2

Aircraft manufacturing

150.3 150.4 0.3 0.6 -0.2 1.5 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.1

Service-providing industries(4)

146.4 148.9 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

148.7 150.7 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.3 1.3 0.8 1.5 1.3

Wholesale trade

140.0 141.5 0.5 0.4 0.9 1.3 -0.2 0.4 0.8 2.4 1.1

Retail trade

152.2 154.7 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.5 1.9 1.0 1.2 1.7

Transportation and warehousing

153.0 154.9 1.3 1.3 0.8 1.0 0.5 1.5 0.3 1.0 1.2

Utilities

150.9 152.7 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.3 1.2

Information

141.4 143.1 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.5 1.4 1.0 0.5 1.2

Financial activities

146.6 150.5 1.3 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.8 5.0 -2.2 2.7

Finance and insurance

148.2 152.6 1.5 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.0 1.0 6.0 -2.9 3.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

145.3 156.5 1.6 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.0 3.7 7.7

Insurance carriers and related activities

144.1 145.7 1.0 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.1 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

140.2 141.7 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.1

Professional and business services

146.0 148.3 0.8 0.6 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.9 0.3 1.1 1.6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

147.2 149.8 0.8 0.5 1.8 -0.3 0.2 1.0 -0.2 1.2 1.8

Education and health services

142.7 144.9 0.8 0.5 0.9 -0.3 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.5

Educational services

140.2 142.4 1.2 0.4 1.0 0.6 -0.3 0.8 0.5 0.4 1.6

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

139.8 141.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.4 -0.9 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.1

Health care and social assistance

143.3 145.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 -0.6 1.3 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.5

Hospitals

143.8 145.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.0 0.9 1.3

Nursing and resideal care facilities

143.1 146.1 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.3 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

155.4 159.5 0.7 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 0.4 1.6 2.8 2.6

Accommodation and food services

158.3 162.5 0.8 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.6 0.6 1.7 2.9 2.6

Other services, except public administration

147.6 150.0 -0.1 1.3 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.3 1.6 1.6

State and local government workers

All workers

136.6 138.0 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.0

Industry

Education and health services

135.5 136.7 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.9

Educational services

134.8 135.9 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.8

Schools

134.8 135.9 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.8

Elementary and secondary schools

134.6 135.5 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7

Health care and social assistance

141.5 143.6 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.5

Hospitals

140.6 142.8 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.6

Public administration

137.7 139.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.5 1.5

Footnotes
(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 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: October 29, 2021