12-month private industry compensation costs, June 2011
August 02, 2011
Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.3 percent for the 12-month period ending June 2011, compared to the 1.9-percent increase for the 12-month period ending June 2010.
Among industry supersectors, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the current 12-month period ranged from 1.1 percent for leisure and hospitality to 3.3 percent for manufacturing.
Among occupational groups, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the 12-month period ending June 2011 ranged from 1.8 percent for service occupations to 2.7 percent for production, transportation and material moving occupations.
These data are from the BLS Employment Cost Trends program. To learn more, see "Employment Cost Index — June 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1113. Compensation costs (also known as employment costs) include wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 12-month private industry compensation costs, June 2011 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110802.htm (visited April 23, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.