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May 03, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

12-month private industry compensation costs, March 2010–March 2011

Employment Cost Index for total compensation, private industry workers, by occupational group and industry, 12-month percent change, March 2010 and March 2011
Occupational group and industry Percent changes for 12-months ended
Mar 2010 Mar 2011

Private industry workers

1.6 2.0




1.1 0.6


1.8 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.9 1.9


1.2 2.4

Financial activities

2.8 2.8

Professional and business services

1.0 2.2

Education and health services

1.6 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

1.1 1.0

Occupational group


Management, professional, and related

1.3 2.1

Sales and office

1.8 2.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.1 1.4

Production, transportation, and material moving

2.0 2.1

Service occupations

1.5 1.9

These data are featured in the TED article, 12-month private industry compensation costs, March 2010–March 2011.


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