Compensation costs for leisure and hospitality workers up 3.9 percent in 12 months ending June 2017

August 01, 2017

Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.4 percent over the year ending June 2017, the same increase as the year ending June 2016. Among major industry groups, compensation cost increases for the year ending in June 2017 ranged from 1.0 percent for administrative and support and waste management and remediation services to 3.9 percent for leisure and hospitality.

Compensation in selected private industries, 12-month percent change, June 2017, not seasonally adjusted
Industry Percent change

Leisure and hospitality

3.9%

Finance and insurance

3.2

Transportation and warehousing

2.9

Retail trade

2.7

Information

2.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

2.7

Utilities

2.5

Construction

2.2

Manufacturing

2.1

Health care and social assistance

2.1

Educational services

2.0

Professional, scientific, and technical services

1.9

Wholesale trade

1.7

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

1.0

These data are from the Employment Cost Trends program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Employment Cost Index—June 2017" (HTML) (PDF) and charts related to the Employment Cost Index news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs for leisure and hospitality workers up 3.9 percent in 12 months ending June 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/compensation-costs-for-leisure-and-hospitality-workers-up-3-9-percent-in-12-months-ending-june-2017.htm (visited August 18, 2019).

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