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-
Sep.
2018
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2016
Mar.
2017
Jun.
2017
Sep.
2017
Dec.
2017
Mar.
2018
Jun.
2018
Sep.
2018
Dec.
2018

Civilian workers

All workers(1)

133.0 133.8 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.9 0.6

Industry

Goods-producing industries(2)

132.1 133.0 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7

Manufacturing

132.0 133.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8

Service-providing industries(3)

133.2 134.0 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.5 1.0 0.6

Education and health services

130.6 131.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.7

Educational services

128.1 128.8 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.5

Elementary and secondary schools

126.9 127.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

130.0 131.0 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.8

Health care and social assistance

133.4 134.4 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.9 0.7

Hospitals

132.9 134.2 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0

Nursing and residential care facilities

130.3 131.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9

Public administration

129.9 130.8 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.7

Private industry workers

All workers

133.9 134.8 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.8 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.7

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

133.9 134.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.4 0.8 0.6

Management, business, and financial

135.0 135.9 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.6

Professional and related

133.2 133.9 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.5

Sales and office

134.2 135.3 0.3 1.0 0.1 1.2 0.5 1.4 0.5 1.3 0.8

Sales and related

130.7 131.9 0.0 1.4 -0.5 1.7 0.5 1.9 -0.2 1.8 0.9

Office and administrative support

136.9 137.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

132.4 133.5 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.8

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

132.8 133.7 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair

132.2 133.2 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.8

Production, transportation, and material moving

134.3 135.4 0.8 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.8

Production

132.1 133.2 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.9

Transportation and material moving

136.8 137.9 1.1 0.9 0.5 1.2 0.8 1.3 0.4 1.2 0.8

Service occupations(4)

135.2 136.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0

Industry

Goods-producing industries(2)

132.1 133.1 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.8

Construction

131.6 132.3 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1 1.0 0.4 0.5

Manufacturing

132.0 133.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8

Aircraft manufacturing

141.3 142.5 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.9

Service-providing industries(4)

134.5 135.3 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.1 0.5 1.0 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

135.3 135.9 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.8 0.6 1.2 0.4 1.3 0.4

Retail trade

137.2 137.7 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.4

Transportation and warehousing

138.2 138.9 1.3 0.8 0.5 1.0 0.8 1.4 0.6 1.4 0.5

Utilities

141.2 142.0 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.6

Information

131.2 131.6 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.0 0.3

Financial activities

134.6 135.1 0.6 0.2 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.8 0.7 0.1 0.4

Finance and insurance

135.5 135.9 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.5 2.0 0.9 0.0 0.3

Credit intermediation and related activities

131.4 131.9 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.3 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.4

Insurance carriers and related activities

134.8 135.0 0.3 0.5 1.3 -0.3 0.5 0.9 1.3 -0.4 0.1

Professional and business services

135.3 136.0 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.2 0.5 0.8 0.3 1.2 0.5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

138.0 138.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.8 0.0 1.7 0.4

Education and health services

133.3 134.2 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.9 0.5 1.0 0.7

Educational services

132.2 132.7 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.4

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

132.9 133.7 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6

Health care and social assistance

133.5 134.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.7

Hospitals

133.3 134.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.0

Nursing and residential care facilities

130.3 131.4 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

136.5 138.8 0.6 1.7 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.3 0.5 1.0 1.7

Accommodations and food service

137.2 139.1 0.5 1.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.4 0.6 1.0 1.4

Other services, except public administration

134.0 135.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.6 -0.2 1.2

State and local government workers

All workers

128.8 129.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.6

Industry

Education and health services

127.9 128.6 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.5

Educational services

127.3 128.1 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.6

Schools

127.3 128.1 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.6

Elementary and secondary schools

126.8 127.4 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.5

Health care and social assistance

132.5 133.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6

Hospitals

131.1 131.9 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.6

Public administration

129.9 130.8 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.7

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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