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November 02, 2010

12-month private industry compensation costs increase 2.0 percent

12-month change in Employment Cost Index for total compensation for private industry workers, by occupational group and industry, September 2009 & September 2010
Occupational group and industry Percent changes for 12-months ended
Sep 2009 Sep 2010

Private industry workers

1.2 2.0

Occupational group


Management, professional, and related

0.9 1.9

Sales and office

0.8 2.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.7 2.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.9 2.5

Service occupations

2.1 1.4




0.8 1.2


1.1 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

0.9 2.3


0.7 2.0

Financial activities

0.8 2.1

Professional and business services

1.2 1.7

Education and health services

2.1 1.5

Leisure and hospitality

1.9 1.1

These data featured in the TED article, 12-month private industry compensation costs increase 2.0 percent.



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