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
Sep.
2017
Jun.
2018
Sep.
2018
Sep.
2017
Jun.
2018
Sep.
2018

Northeast

Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA

3.0 1.7 2.4 2.8 1.1 2.0

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

2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 2.8 2.8

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

2.1 3.0 2.5 1.8 2.8 2.9

South

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA

2.2 1.9 1.8 2.7 2.0 2.1

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA

1.4 2.1 2.8 1.9 1.8 2.5

Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA

2.1 1.8 1.9 2.6 1.9 2.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA

3.7 2.7 2.7 3.9 3.1 3.0

Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA

2.5 3.1 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.0

Midwest

Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA

2.4 3.1 3.5 2.3 3.1 3.5

Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA

2.5 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.4 3.2

Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA

1.1 3.2 4.5 1.0 3.1 4.7

West

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA

3.6 3.1 2.4 3.2 3.3 3.0

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

2.8 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.6 3.4

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

2.9 4.0 4.0 2.9 4.5 4.5

Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA

7.6 7.8 0.7 3.8 3.9 3.7

Footnotes
(1) These areas include Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). For more information on metropolitan area definitions, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas page at 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: October 31, 2018