Table 3. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED: Employment Cost Index for benefits, by ownership, occupational group, and industry


    Table 3.  Employment Cost Index for benefits, by occupational group and industry

    (Seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |             |                                                              
                                               |Indexes (Dec.|              Percent changes for 3-months ended–             
                                               | 2005 = 100) |                                                              
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          Occupational group and industry      |             |                                                              
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | Sep. | Dec. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. | Dec. 
                                               | 2017 | 2017 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(1).............................| 134.0| 134.7|   0.6|   0.5|   0.5|   0.6|   0.5|   0.7|   0.6|   0.8|   0.5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             Private industry workers          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 130.0| 130.5|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .4
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 128.9| 129.4|    .4|    .1|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .7|    .8|    .5|    .4
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 130.9| 131.1|    .5|   1.1|    .6|    .6|    .2|    .4|    .7|    .7|    .2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 132.4| 133.1|    .5|    .2|    .3|    .4|    .5|    .2|    .8|    .7|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 131.0| 131.6|    .5|    .6|    .3|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .5|   1.2|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations......................| 129.3| 129.9|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .5|    .4
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 127.5| 128.1|    .7|    .3|    .4|    .3|    .3|    .4|    .4|   1.3|    .5
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.7| 128.1|    .8|    .4|    .4|    .4|    .2|    .5|    .5|   1.7|    .3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(3)..........| 131.1| 131.5|    .3|    .6|    .3|    .6|    .3|    .8|    .6|    .6|    .3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 148.2| 149.7|   1.2|    .6|    .6|   1.1|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .8|   1.0
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      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; and other services, except public
    administration.

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