Schedule of Releases for the Employment Cost Index

Reference Month Release Date Release Time
Fourth Quarter 2016 Jan. 31, 2017 08:30 AM
First Quarter 2017 Apr. 28, 2017 08:30 AM
Second Quarter 2017 Jul. 28, 2017 08:30 AM
Third Quarter 2017 Oct. 31, 2017 08:30 AM


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