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Table 13. Compensation and wages and salaries (not seasonally adjusted): Employment Cost Index for total compensation, and wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by area

Table 13. Employment Cost Index for total compensation and wages and salaries, for private industry workers by area [Not seasonally adjusted]
Census region and metropolitan area(1) 12-month percent changes -
Total compensation(2) Wages and salaries
Dec.
2018
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Sep.
2019
Dec.
2019

Northeast

Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT CSA

2.3 2.7 3.5 2.0 2.9 3.9

New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA

3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 4.0 4.0

Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA

1.9 1.7 2.3 2.0 1.8 2.5

South

Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA CSA

2.0 3.3 3.1 2.2 3.9 3.8

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA

2.3 2.3 2.6 2.0 3.0 3.4

Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA

1.8 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.5 1.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL CSA

2.9 2.2 2.3 3.1 2.5 2.6

Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA

2.6 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.9

Midwest

Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA

3.2 2.3 2.4 3.0 2.3 2.6

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA

2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7 3.0 3.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA

5.0 3.1 2.5 5.2 2.8 2.2

West

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA

3.0 3.7 3.4 3.7 4.2 4.0

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

3.8 3.6 3.3 4.1 4.0 3.7

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

3.6 2.4 2.6 3.8 2.9 3.2

Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA

0.6 2.4 1.4 3.7 2.4 1.3

Footnotes
(1) These areas include Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Beginning with the December 2018 release, area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013. Previous area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 04-03, dated February 18, 2004. For more information on metropolitan area definitions, see www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html.
(2) Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey

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Last Modified Date: January 31, 2020