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November 05, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Small increases in compensation costs in September 2009

12-month percent changes in Employment Cost Index, private industry, December 2008–March 2009
Compensation component 12-month percent change
Dec 2008 Mar 2009 Jun 2009 Sep 2009


2.4 1.9 1.5 1.2

Wages and salaries

2.6 2.0 1.6 1.4


2.0 1.6 1.3 1.1

These data featured in the TED article, Small increases in compensation costs in September 2009.



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