New seasonal factors for the Employment Cost Index 2015, along with revised seasonally adjusted indexes for the past five years, will be available Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
For further information, see: http://www.bls.gov/ect/ectsfact.htm
January 30, 2015
Compensation costs up 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from
September to December 2014. Over the year, compensation rose 2.2 percent, wages and
salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 2.6 percent.
March 11, 2015
Private industry employers spent an average of $31.32 per hour worked for employee compensation in
December 2014. Private industry costs averaged $2.16 per hour worked for paid leave benefits and
$2.50 for legally required benefits.
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