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April 30, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Compensation costs for private industry workers: March 2011–March 2012

Employment Cost Index, compensation costs, private industry workers, 12-month percent change, not seasonally adjusted, March 2011–March 2012
Month Percent change
Total compensation Wages and salaries Benefits

Mar 2011

2.0 1.6 3.0

Jun 2011

2.3 1.7 4.0

Sep 2011

2.1 1.7 3.3

Dec 2011

2.2 1.6 3.6

Mar 2012

2.1 1.9 2.8

These data are featured in the TED article, Compensation costs for private industry workers: March 2011–March 2012.

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