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Table 6. Compensation (not seasonally adjusted): Employment Cost Index for total compensation, for private industry workers, by bargaining status, census region, census divisions, and area

Table 6. Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for private industry workers, by bargaining status and Census region and division [Not seasonally adjusted]
Bargaining status and Census region and division Indexes (Dec. 2005=100) Percent changes for
Dec.
2018
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019
3-months ended- 12-months ended-
Dec.
2018
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019

Bargaining status

Union

138.8 141.4 142.3 0.7 0.4 0.6 3.2 2.6 2.5

Goods-producing industries(2)

133.2 136.3 137.0 0.4 0.7 0.5 1.1 2.7 2.9

Manufacturing

126.9 129.1 129.8 0.3 0.6 0.5 -0.2 2.1 2.3

Service-providing industries(3)

142.8 145.2 146.2 0.8 0.3 0.7 4.2 2.5 2.4

Nonunion

133.7 136.8 137.3 0.4 0.7 0.4 2.9 2.7 2.7

Goods-producing industries(2)

131.4 134.7 135.4 0.5 0.8 0.5 2.6 3.1 3.0

Manufacturing

132.7 135.8 136.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 2.5 2.9 2.9

Service-providing industries(3)

134.4 137.3 137.9 0.4 0.7 0.4 3.1 2.6 2.6

Census region and division(4)

Northeast

136.5 140.0 140.7 0.4 0.7 0.5 3.4 3.0 3.1

New England

139.9 143.4 144.0 0.1 1.0 0.4 3.4 2.6 2.9

Middle Atlantic

135.4 138.8 139.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 3.4 3.2 3.0

South

132.5 135.3 135.8 0.4 0.8 0.4 2.6 2.5 2.5

South Atlantic

134.8 137.5 138.0 0.6 0.7 0.4 2.8 2.6 2.4

East South Central

131.3 134.9 135.5 0.2 1.5 0.4 2.3 2.9 3.2

West South Central

129.2 131.8 132.3 0.2 0.7 0.4 2.2 2.2 2.4

Midwest

132.3 135.0 135.7 0.5 0.7 0.5 3.0 2.6 2.6

East North Central

130.9 133.5 134.1 0.5 0.6 0.4 3.1 2.5 2.4

West North Central

135.8 138.7 139.4 0.4 0.8 0.5 2.8 2.6 2.7

West

137.2 140.4 140.9 0.4 0.6 0.4 3.2 2.8 2.7

Mountain

134.1 137.8 138.0 0.7 0.9 0.1 3.2 3.5 2.9

Pacific

138.5 141.6 142.2 0.4 0.6 0.4 3.2 2.6 2.7

Footnotes
(1) Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
(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.
(4) The Census divisions are defined as follows: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

NOTE: The indexes for these series are not strictly comparable to those for the aggregate, occupation, and industry series.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey

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Last Modified Date: January 31, 2020