Employment Cost Index News Release


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(Note: Employment Cost Index data for September 2012, December 2012, and March 2013 
contained errors in several series and have been corrected in the public database and historical 
listings available on the BLS website. This news release will not be corrected. The primary errors 
are in benefits data for private industry. Some additional series were also corrected. For further 
information see www.bls.gov/bls/eci_corrections_043013.htm.)


                                          EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2012


Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending
September 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of
compensation costs) increased 0.3 percent, and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 percent of compensation) increased
0.8 percent.

Civilian Workers

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ending September 2012. In September
2011 the increase was also 2.0 percent. Wages and salaries increased 1.7 percent for the current 12-month period, essentially
unchanged from a year ago when wages and salaries increased 1.6 percent. Benefit costs increased 2.6 percent for the 12-month
period ending September 2012 down from the September 2011 increase, which was 3.2 percent.

Private Industry Workers

Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.0 percent over the year. In September 2011 the increase was
2.1 percent. Wages and salaries increased 1.8 percent for the current 12-month period. The increase for the 12-month period
ending September 2011 was 1.7 percent. The increase in the cost of benefits was 2.3 percent for the 12-month period ending
September 2012, down from the September 2011 increase of 3.3 percent. Employer costs for health benefits increased 3.0 percent
over the year.  In September 2011 the 12-month increase was 3.4 percent.

Among occupational groups, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the 12-month period ending
September 2012 ranged from 1.7 percent for production, transportation, and material moving occupations and service occupations
to 2.4 percent for sales and office occupations.

Among industry supersectors, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the current 12-month period
ranged from 0.8 percent for leisure and hospitality to 3.7 percent for information.

State and Local Government Workers

Compensation costs for state and local government workers increased 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending September
2012.  In September 2011 the increase was 1.5 percent. Since June 1982 12-month increases have ranged from 1.3 percent to
9.6 percent. Wages and salaries increased 1.1 percent for the 12-month period ending September 2012, essentially unchanged from
a year earlier when the increase was 1.0 percent. Since June 1982, 12-month increases have ranged from 1.0 percent to
8.5 percent. Benefit costs increased 3.2 percent in September 2012. In September 2011 the increase was 2.5 percent. Since
June 1990, 12-month increases have ranged from 1.2 percent to 8.3 percent.


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The Employment Cost Index for December 2012 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Table A. Major series of the Employment Cost Index
(Percent change)

      Category        3-month, seasonally adjusted         12-month, seasonally adjusted
                              June   Sept.               Sept.  Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept,
                              2012   2012                2011   2011   2012   2012   2012
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
  CIVILIAN WORKERS(1)
Compensation(2)               0.5    0.4                 2.0    2.0    1.9    1.7    2.0
Wages and salaries            0.4    0.3                 1.6    1.4    1.7    1.7    1.7
Benefits                      0.6    0.8                 3.2    3.2    2.7    2.1    2.6

  PRIVATE INDUSTRY
Compensation(2)               0.5    0.4                 2.1    2.2    2.1    1.8    2.0
Wages and salaries            0.4    0.4                 1.7    1.6    1.9    1.8    1.8
Benefits                      0.6    0.7                 3.3    3.6    2.8    1.9    2.3

  STATE AND LOCAL
    GOVERNMENT
Compensation(2)               0.5    0.3                 1.5    1.3    1.5    1.6    1.8
Wages and salaries            0.3    0.2                 1.0    1.0    1.0    1.1    1.1
Benefits                      0.9    0.8                 2.5    2.1    2.3    2.7    3.2
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

  (1) Includes private industry and state and local government.
  (2) Includes wages and salaries and benefits.



                                                     TECHNICAL NOTE

     The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures the change in the cost of labor, free from the influence of employment shifts
among occupations and industries. Detailed information on survey concepts, coverage, and methods can be found in BLS Handbook
of Methods, Chapter 8, "National Compensation Measures," Bureau of Labor Statistics, on the Internet at
www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch8.pdf.

Sample size

     Data for the September 2012 reference period were collected from a probability sample of approximately 47,100 occupational
observations selected from a sample of about 9,400 establishments in private industry and approximately 9,200 occupations from
a sample of about 1,400 establishments in state and local governments.

Health insurance data

     Data from the ECI that provide 12-month percent changes in employer costs for health insurance in private industry are
available at www.bls.gov/ect/sp/echealth.pdf.

Historical listings

     Historical listings that provide all ECI data are available at www.bls.gov/ect/#tables. Included among these listings is
one that provides continuous occupational and industry series. This listing uses the Standard Industrial Classification Manual
and Census of Population series through 2005 and the North American Industry Classification System and Standard Occupational
Classification from 2006 to the present. It provides the official series from the beginning of the ECI in 1975 through the
current quarter. For more information on the criteria used in defining continuous series, see the article published in the
Monthly Labor Review at www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2006/04/art2full.pdf.

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation data

     The costs per hour worked of compensation components, based on data from the ECI, are published in a separate news release
titled "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation" (ECEC). The next ECEC release is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (EST), Tuesday,
December 11, 2012. Historical ECEC data are available in summary documents at www.bls.gov/ect/#tables. Since the ECEC is
calculated with current employment weights rather than the fixed weights used in computing the ECI, year-to-year changes in
the cost levels usually differ from those in the ECI.



    Table 1.  Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), by occupational group and industry
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                Indexes (Dec.           Percent changes for 3-months ended–          
                                                 2005 = 100)                                                         
          Occupational group and industry                                                                            
                                                                                                                     
                                                 June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June    Sep 
                                                 2012   2012   2010   2011   2011   2011   2011   2012   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                 Civilian workers                                                                                    
                                                                                                                     
    All workers(2).............................  116.8  117.3    0.5    0.5    0.6    0.3    0.5    0.4    0.5    0.4
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(3)............  114.5  115.3     .4     .5    1.0     .3     .7    -.2     .4     .7
        Manufacturing..........................  113.8  114.6     .5     .6    1.2     .3     .7    -.3     .4     .7
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(4)..........  117.4  117.8     .5     .5     .5     .3     .4     .7     .5     .3
        Education and health services..........  118.1  118.5     .4     .4     .3     .2     .4     .8     .4     .3
          Education services...................  117.8  118.2     .4     .4     .3     .1     .4     .6     .4     .3
            Elementary and secondary schools...  117.8  118.1     .3     .3     .3     .0     .3     .6     .4     .3
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                               
             universities, and professional                                                                          
             schools...........................  117.4  118.2     .8     .4     .2     .3     .3     .7     .6     .7
          Health care and social assistance(5)   118.5  118.9     .4     .3     .4     .3     .5     .9     .5     .3
            Hospitals..........................  118.9  119.3     .7     .3     .4     .4     .4     .3     .5     .3
            Nursing and residential care                                                                             
             facilities........................  115.2  115.6     .3     .4     .5     .3     .3     .4     .2     .3
        Public administration..................  119.8  120.3     .3     .5     .3     .1     .3     .7     .7     .4
                                                                                                                     
             Private industry workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  116.3  116.8     .5     .5     .8     .4     .5     .4     .5     .4
                                                                                                                     
                Occupational group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                     
      Management, professional, and related....  117.0  117.4     .5     .5     .7     .3     .6     .3     .7     .3
        Management, business, and financial....  116.8  116.9     .6     .5     .9     .4     .5     .3    1.0     .1
        Professional and related...............  117.1  117.7     .5     .5     .6     .2     .6     .5     .4     .5
                                                                                                                     
      Sales and office.........................  115.7  116.4     .6     .5     .8     .4     .4     .8     .5     .6
        Sales and related......................  112.4  113.3     .6     .5    1.1     .5     .4    1.4     .4     .8
        Office and administrative support......  118.0  118.5     .5     .6     .6     .4     .5     .4     .6     .4
                                                                                                                     
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                           
       maintenance.............................  116.8  117.6     .4     .4     .8     .5     .4     .5     .3     .7
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                           
         fishing, and forestry.................  116.9  117.8     .2     .5     .3     .4     .5     .2     .2     .8
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..  116.7  117.4     .5     .5    1.2     .7     .3     .8     .5     .6
                                                                                                                     
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                       
       moving..................................  114.9  115.6     .4     .4    1.1     .3     .7     .0     .3     .6
        Production.............................  114.2  114.7     .5     .5    1.3     .3     .7    -.3     .4     .4
        Transportation and material moving.....  115.9  116.8     .4     .4     .7     .3     .7     .5     .3     .8
                                                                                                                     
      Service occupations......................  116.4  116.8     .4     .6     .3     .2     .6     .3     .4     .3
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(3)............  114.5  115.3     .4     .6     .9     .3     .7    -.1     .4     .7
        Construction...........................  115.1  116.0     .1     .2     .4     .4     .5     .3     .3     .8
        Manufacturing..........................  113.8  114.6     .5     .6    1.2     .3     .7    -.3     .4     .7
          Aircraft manufacturing...............   99.2  104.1     .3    2.3     .6   -5.7     .3    1.8     .4    4.9
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(6)..........  116.9  117.3     .5     .6     .6     .4     .4     .7     .5     .3
        Trade, transportation, and utilities...  115.8  116.4     .5     .5     .8     .5     .6     .9     .4     .5
          Wholesale trade(7)...................  114.3  115.3     .8     .3    1.3     .8     .8     .6     .4     .9
          Retail trade.........................  115.7  115.8     .1     .5     .7     .4     .4     .6     .5     .1
          Transportation and warehousing.......  116.2  117.4     .7     .8     .4     .4     .4    1.7     .3    1.0
          Utilities............................  124.4  125.2     .6     .9     .7    1.0     .9     .3    1.2     .6
        Information............................  116.3  116.5     .1    1.4     .4     .1     .4    2.2    1.0     .2
        Financial activities...................  115.3  116.0    1.0    1.0     .6     .7     .3    -.2     .8     .6
          Finance and insurance................  115.4  116.2    1.1    1.0     .5     .7     .2    -.3     .7     .7
            Credit intermediation and related                                                                        
             activities........................  114.8  115.5    1.2    1.3     .3    1.0    -.1     .1     .3     .6
            Insurance carriers and related                                                                           
             activities........................  115.9  117.3     .4     .7     .8     .4     .7    -.4     .6    1.2
          Real estate and rental and leasing...  114.5  115.0     .7     .8     .7    1.1     .6     .1    1.1     .4
        Professional and business services.....  118.4  118.7     .6     .6    1.0     .2     .5     .4     .5     .3
          Professional, scientific, and                                                                              
           technical services..................  120.9  121.4     .8     .5     .9     .3     .6     .3     .3     .4
          Administrative and support and waste                                                                       
           management and remediation services   115.1  115.2     .4     .4     .8     .0     .4     .5     .6     .1
        Education and health services..........  118.1  118.5     .4     .3     .5     .3     .6     .8     .5     .3
          Education services...................  118.2  118.5     .6     .3     .6     .3     .8     .3     .4     .3
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                               
             universities, and professional                                                                          
             schools...........................  118.4  118.9     .5     .4     .3     .3     .6     .9     .5     .4
          Health care and social assistance(5)   118.1  118.5     .4     .3     .4     .3     .5     .9     .5     .3
            Hospitals..........................  118.5  118.9     .6     .3     .4     .3     .4     .3     .5     .3
            Nursing and residential care                                                                             
             facilities........................  114.5  114.9     .2     .4     .5     .4     .2     .4     .2     .3
        Leisure and hospitality................  116.2  116.0     .3     .3     .3     .2     .2     .2     .7    -.2
          Accommodation and food services......  116.9  116.6     .3     .4     .3     .2     .2     .0     .8    -.3
        Other services, except public                                                                                
         administration........................  116.9  117.4     .3     .5     .4     .4     .8     .4     .4     .4
                                                                                                                     
        State and local government workers                                                                           
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  119.0  119.4     .5     .5     .3     .3     .3     .7     .5     .3
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
        Education and health services..........  118.1  118.5     .5     .5     .3     .1     .3     .6     .4     .3
          Education services...................  117.7  118.1     .5     .4     .3     .1     .3     .7     .4     .3
            Schools............................  117.7  118.1     .5     .4     .3     .0     .3     .6     .5     .3
              Elementary and secondary schools   117.9  118.2     .3     .4     .3     .0     .3     .6     .4     .3
          Health care and social assistance(5)   121.6  121.8     .9     .8     .3     .4     .3     .7     .5     .2
            Hospitals..........................  120.5  120.9     .9     .7     .3     .4     .3     .5     .5     .3
        Public administration..................  119.8  120.3     .3     .5     .3     .1     .3     .7     .7     .4

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
    sector, except the federal government.
      3 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      4 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services;
    management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and
    social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except
    public administration; and public administration.
      5 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.
      6 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services;
    management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services; health care and
    social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services,
    except public administration.
      7 The wholesale trade compensation series is seasonal as of the 2012 revision. Seasonality was first found in
    the 2007 revision and the series continued to be seasonally adjusted until the 2010 revision when it was
    discontinued for two years, as seasonality was not found. Historical data for this series is published beginning
    with March 2002.


    Table 2.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by occupational group and industry
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                Indexes (Dec.           Percent changes for 3-months ended–          
                                                 2005 = 100)                                                         
          Occupational group and industry                                                                            
                                                                                                                     
                                                 June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June    Sep 
                                                 2012   2012   2010   2011   2011   2011   2011   2012   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                 Civilian workers                                                                                    
                                                                                                                     
    All workers(1).............................  115.8  116.2    0.4    0.4    0.4    0.4    0.3    0.5    0.4    0.3
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(2)............  114.5  115.1     .2     .4     .4     .4     .4     .4     .4     .5
        Manufacturing..........................  114.0  114.5     .4     .5     .5     .4     .5     .4     .4     .4
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(3)..........  116.1  116.4     .4     .4     .4     .3     .4     .5     .4     .3
        Education and health services..........  116.3  116.5     .4     .4     .3     .1     .4     .5     .3     .2
          Education services...................  115.2  115.4     .4     .4     .3     .0     .4     .4     .3     .2
            Elementary and secondary schools...  114.9  115.0     .3     .4     .2     .0     .4     .3     .3     .1
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                               
             universities, and professional                                                                          
             schools...........................  115.3  115.9     .5     .4     .3     .2     .3     .6     .4     .5
          Health care and social assistance(4)   117.5  117.8     .3     .2     .4     .3     .4     .8     .3     .3
            Hospitals..........................  118.0  118.3     .4     .3     .4     .3     .3     .3     .4     .3
            Nursing and residential care                                                                             
             facilities(5).....................  114.4  114.7     .1     .3     .4     .2     .1     .4     .2     .3
        Public administration..................  115.9  116.1     .2     .3     .3     .2     .2     .5     .3     .1
                                                                                                                     
             Private industry workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  115.8  116.3     .4     .4     .5     .4     .4     .5     .4     .4
                                                                                                                     
                Occupational group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                     
      Management, professional, and related....  116.9  117.2     .4     .4     .4     .3     .4     .3     .7     .3
        Management, business, and financial....  116.6  116.7     .5     .3     .5     .5     .3     .3     .9     .1
        Professional and related...............  117.2  117.6     .4     .3     .4     .3     .5     .4     .5     .3
                                                                                                                     
      Sales and office.........................  115.1  115.7     .6     .4     .5     .5     .4     .9     .4     .5
        Sales and related......................  112.5  113.5     .8     .1     .8     .6     .4    1.6     .1     .9
        Office and administrative support......  117.0  117.4     .4     .5     .4     .5     .3     .4     .6     .3
                                                                                                                     
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                           
       maintenance.............................  115.9  116.5     .3     .4     .5     .6     .3     .3     .1     .5
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                           
         fishing, and forestry.................  116.0  116.7     .2     .5     .3     .3     .3     .1     .2     .6
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..  115.8  116.2     .4     .4     .8     .9     .2     .6     .1     .4
                                                                                                                     
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                       
       moving..................................  114.1  114.5     .3     .3     .4     .4     .4     .8     .3     .4
        Production.............................  113.5  113.8     .2     .5     .4     .4     .4     .7     .3     .3
        Transportation and material moving.....  114.8  115.5     .4     .3     .4     .2     .4    1.0     .2     .6
                                                                                                                     
      Service occupations......................  115.9  116.1     .4     .4     .2     .2     .6     .1     .5     .2
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(2)............  114.5  115.1     .3     .4     .5     .4     .4     .4     .4     .5
        Construction...........................  114.4  115.2    -.2     .2     .4     .4     .4     .0     .3     .7
        Manufacturing..........................  114.0  114.5     .4     .5     .5     .4     .5     .4     .4     .4
          Aircraft manufacturing...............  119.7  120.6     .5     .3    1.0     .7     .6     .7     .7     .8
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(6)..........  116.3  116.6     .5     .3     .5     .4     .3     .6     .5     .3
        Trade, transportation, and utilities...  114.5  114.9     .5     .1     .5     .6     .5    1.0     .4     .3
          Retail trade.........................  115.5  115.2     .2     .4     .4     .7     .6     .6     .2    -.3
          Transportation and warehousing.......  114.3  115.5     .6     .3     .3     .2     .3    1.5     .4    1.1
          Utilities............................  121.0  121.3     .4     .9     .8     .6     .6     .4    1.1     .2
        Information............................  113.9  114.2     .0    1.4     .1     .1     .4     .5     .5     .3
        Financial activities...................  115.5  116.1    1.2     .6     .1     .8     .1     .3    1.0     .5
          Finance and insurance................  116.2  117.0    1.3     .5     .1     .7     .0     .3    1.0     .7
            Credit intermediation and related                                                                        
             activities........................  114.0  114.5    1.4    1.2    -.4    1.0    -.4     .8     .9     .5
            Insurance carriers and related                                                                           
             activities........................  115.7  117.3     .5     .3     .5     .4     .8     .2     .3    1.4
        Professional and business services.....  118.2  118.6     .6     .3     .9     .2     .3     .4     .5     .3
          Professional, scientific, and                                                                              
           technical services..................  120.7  121.2     .8     .4    1.0     .3     .3     .2     .4     .4
          Administrative and support and waste                                                                       
           management and remediation services   114.9  115.2     .4     .2     .6     .1     .4     .5     .6     .3
        Education and health services..........  117.4  117.7     .4     .2     .5     .3     .5     .7     .4     .3
          Education services...................  117.5  117.8     .5     .3     .4     .4     .8     .4     .3     .3
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                               
             universities, and professional                                                                          
             schools...........................  117.3  117.8     .4     .4     .3     .3     .5     .9     .3     .4
          Health care and social assistance(4)   117.3  117.7     .3     .2     .5     .2     .5     .7     .4     .3
            Hospitals..........................  117.9  118.2     .5     .3     .4     .3     .4     .4     .4     .3
        Leisure and hospitality................  116.9  116.6     .3     .0     .3     .2     .2     .1     .9    -.3
          Accommodation and food services......  117.5  117.1     .3     .2     .4     .3     .2    -.1    1.0    -.4
        Other services, except public                                                                                
         administration........................  116.4  116.5     .3     .4     .2     .4     .8     .3     .4     .1
                                                                                                                     
        State and local government workers                                                                           
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  115.6  115.8     .4     .4     .3     .1     .3     .4     .3     .2
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
        Education and health services..........  115.2  115.4     .4     .4     .2     .0     .4     .3     .3     .2
          Education services...................  114.8  115.0     .4     .4     .2     .0     .3     .4     .3     .2
            Schools............................  114.8  114.9     .4     .4     .2     .0     .3     .4     .3     .1
              Elementary and secondary schools   114.9  114.9     .4     .3     .2     .0     .3     .4     .3     .0
          Health care and social assistance(4)   119.0  119.0     .6     .4     .3     .2     .3     .5     .3     .0
            Hospitals..........................  118.5  118.6     .5     .4     .2     .3     .2     .5     .4     .1
        Public administration..................  115.9  116.1     .2     .3     .3     .2     .2     .5     .3     .1

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
    sector, except the federal government.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services;
    management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and
    social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except
    public administration; and public administration.
      4 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.
      5 The civilian nursing and residential care facilities wage series is seasonal as of the 2011 revision. The
    first seasonally adjusted estimates were published with the 2008 revision and the series continued to be
    seasonally adjusted until  the 2010 revision when it was discontinued. Historical data for this series is 
    published beginning with March 2003.
      6 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services;
    management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services; health care and
    social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services,
    except public administration.


    Table 3.  Employment Cost Index for benefits, by occupational group and industry
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                Indexes (Dec.           Percent changes for 3-months ended–          
                                                 2005 = 100)                                                         
          Occupational group and industry                                                                            
                                                                                                                     
                                                 June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   June    Sep 
                                                 2012   2012   2010   2011   2011   2011   2011   2012   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                 Civilian workers                                                                                    
                                                                                                                     
    All workers(1).............................  119.2  120.1    0.6    1.1    1.1    0.3    0.7    0.5    0.6    0.8
                                                                                                                     
             Private industry workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  117.4  118.2     .5    1.1    1.4     .3     .8     .3     .6     .7
                                                                                                                     
                Occupational group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                     
      Management, professional, and related....  117.1  117.7     .7    1.1    1.3     .3    1.0     .4     .6     .5
                                                                                                                     
      Sales and office.........................  117.4  118.1     .4    1.1    1.3     .4     .4     .7     .7     .6
                                                                                                                     
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                           
       maintenance.............................  118.7  120.0     .5     .6    1.1     .6     .9     .6     .7    1.1
                                                                                                                     
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                       
       moving..................................  116.7  117.6     .7     .8    2.4     .1    1.1   -1.3     .6     .8
                                                                                                                     
      Service occupations......................  118.0  119.0     .6    1.0     .6     .3     .8     .6     .2     .8
                                                                                                                     
                     Industry                                                                                        
                                                                                                                     
      Goods-producing industries(2)............  114.5  115.7     .5     .9    1.9     .1    1.1   -1.0     .4    1.0
        Manufacturing..........................  113.4  114.8     .8    1.1    2.3     .0    1.1   -1.6     .4    1.2
                                                                                                                     
      Service-providing industries(3)..........  118.5  119.1     .5    1.2    1.2     .3     .7     .9     .6     .5
                                                                                                                     
        State and local government workers                                                                           
                                                                                                                     
    All workers................................  126.0  127.0     .7     .9     .4     .4     .4    1.1     .9     .8

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
    sector, except the federal government.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities;
    information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services;
    management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services; health care and
    social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services,
    except public administration.



    Table 4.  Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for civilian workers, by occupational group and
    industry
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
          Occupational group and industry                                  3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                 Civilian workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                 
    All workers(2).............................  115.2   116.8   117.5     0.3    0.5    0.6    2.0    1.7    2.0
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(3)  115.7   117.2   117.8      .4     .4     .5    2.0    1.7    1.8
                                                                                                                 
                Occupational group                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Management, professional, and related....  115.6   117.3   117.8      .3     .4     .4    1.9    1.8    1.9
        Management, business, and financial....  115.1   117.2   117.3      .3     .9     .1    2.5    2.2    1.9
        Professional and related...............  115.9   117.4   118.1      .4     .3     .6    1.6    1.7    1.9
                                                                                                                 
      Sales and office.........................  114.2   116.2   116.9      .4     .7     .6    2.3    2.2    2.4
        Sales and related......................  110.4   112.7   113.5      .5    1.2     .7    2.8    2.6    2.8
        Office and administrative support......  116.6   118.3   118.9      .4     .5     .5    2.2    1.9    2.0
                                                                                                                 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                       
       maintenance.............................  115.8   117.3   118.0      .5     .5     .6    2.1    1.8    1.9
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                       
         fishing, and forestry.................  116.1   117.2   118.0      .4     .4     .7    1.5    1.4    1.6
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..  115.5   117.3   118.0      .7     .6     .6    2.9    2.3    2.2
                                                                                                                 
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                   
       moving..................................  114.2   115.4   116.1      .3     .4     .6    2.2    1.3    1.7
        Production.............................  113.4   114.4   114.9      .2     .4     .4    2.3    1.1    1.3
        Transportation and material moving.....  115.1   116.7   117.7      .3     .4     .9    1.9    1.7    2.3
                                                                                                                 
      Service occupations......................  116.2   117.6   118.3      .3     .3     .6    1.4    1.5    1.8
                                                                                                                 
                     Industry                                                                                    
                                                                                                                 
      Goods-producing industries(4)............  113.5   114.7   115.4      .3     .5     .6    2.3    1.3    1.7
        Manufacturing..........................  112.8   114.0   114.6      .1     .5     .5    2.6    1.2    1.6
                                                                                                                 
      Service-providing industries(5)..........  115.5   117.2   117.8      .4     .5     .5    1.9    1.9    2.0
        Education and health services..........  116.5   117.9   118.8      .7     .3     .8    1.5    1.9    2.0
          Education services...................  116.6   117.3   118.6     1.0     .2    1.1    1.3    1.6    1.7
            Elementary and secondary schools...  116.7   117.3   118.6      .9     .2    1.1    1.0    1.4    1.6
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                           
             universities, and professional                                                                      
             schools...........................  115.9   116.9   118.5     1.0     .2    1.4    1.7    1.8    2.2
          Health care and social assistance(6)   116.4   118.5   118.9      .4     .4     .3    1.6    2.2    2.1
            Hospitals..........................  117.4   118.9   119.3      .4     .3     .3    1.9    1.7    1.6
            Nursing and residential care                                                                         
             facilities........................  114.3   115.3   115.7      .4     .3     .3    1.4    1.2    1.2
        Public administration..................  118.1   119.5   120.5      .4     .3     .8    1.3    1.6    2.0

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
    public sector, except the federal government.
      3 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      4 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      5 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other
    services, except public administration; and public administration.
      6 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.


    Table 5.    Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for private industry workers, by occupational
    group and industry
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                    Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                            100)                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
           Occupational group and industry                                   3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                    Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                    2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                           Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                           2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
              Private industry workers                                                                             
                                                                                                                   
    All workers..................................  114.6   116.4   116.9     0.3    0.6    0.4    2.1    1.8    2.0
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(2)..  115.1   116.8   117.2      .2     .5     .3    2.0    1.7    1.8
                                                                                                                   
                 Occupational group                                                                                
                                                                                                                   
      Management, professional, and related......  115.1   117.1   117.4      .3     .6     .3    2.1    2.0    2.0
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  115.3   117.1   117.4      .2     .5     .3    2.2    1.7    1.8
        Management, business, and financial......  114.8   116.9   116.9      .3     .8     .0    2.5    2.1    1.8
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  115.1   117.1   117.2      .2     .7     .1    2.4    1.9    1.8
        Professional and related.................  115.4   117.3   117.7      .3     .4     .3    1.9    1.9    2.0
                                                                                                                   
      Sales and office...........................  113.8   115.9   116.5      .4     .8     .5    2.4    2.3    2.4
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  115.4   117.2   117.7      .3     .5     .4    2.1    1.9    2.0
        Sales and related........................  110.3   112.6   113.5      .5    1.1     .8    2.7    2.6    2.9
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  113.9   115.4   115.8      .3     .5     .3    2.0    1.6    1.7
        Office and administrative support........  116.2   118.1   118.5      .3     .5     .3    2.2    2.0    2.0
                                                                                                                   
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                         
       maintenance...............................  115.5   117.0   117.7      .5     .6     .6    2.1    1.8    1.9
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                         
         fishing, and forestry...................  116.0   117.1   117.8      .4     .4     .6    1.5    1.4    1.6
        Installation, maintenance, and repair....  114.9   116.8   117.5      .6     .6     .6    3.0    2.3    2.3
                                                                                                                   
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                     
       moving....................................  113.8   115.1   115.7      .3     .5     .5    2.2    1.4    1.7
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  113.9   115.2   115.8      .1     .5     .5    2.2    1.2    1.7
        Production...............................  113.4   114.4   114.8      .2     .5     .3    2.4    1.1    1.2
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  113.5   114.5   115.0      .1     .4     .4    2.4    1.0    1.3
        Transportation and material moving.......  114.4   116.0   117.0      .4     .4     .9    2.0    1.8    2.3
                                                                                                                   
      Service occupations........................  115.0   116.4   116.9      .3     .3     .4    1.5    1.5    1.7
                                                                                                                   
           Industry and occupational group                                                                         
                                                                                                                   
      Goods-producing industries(3)..............  113.4   114.7   115.3      .2     .5     .5    2.2    1.3    1.7
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  113.8   115.0   115.6      .1     .4     .5    2.2    1.1    1.6
          Management, professional, and related..  112.0   113.8   114.3     -.1     .5     .4    2.6    1.5    2.1
          Sales and office.......................  111.8   114.5   115.4      .4     .9     .8    1.9    2.8    3.2
          Natural resources, construction, and                                                                     
           maintenance...........................  115.6   116.3   117.3      .3     .4     .9    1.8    1.0    1.5
          Production, transportation, and                                                                          
           material moving.......................  113.1   114.0   114.6      .1     .5     .5    2.3     .9    1.3
                                                                                                                   
        Construction.............................  113.9   115.2   116.0      .3     .5     .7    1.0    1.4    1.8
                                                                                                                   
        Manufacturing............................  112.8   114.0   114.6      .1     .5     .5    2.6    1.2    1.6
            Management, professional, and related  112.0   113.7   114.1      .0     .4     .4    2.9    1.5    1.9
            Sales and office.....................  113.3   115.4   116.4      .1     .3     .9    2.7    1.9    2.7
            Natural resources, construction, and                                                                   
             maintenance.........................  114.3   114.5   116.0      .3     .7    1.3    3.1     .4    1.5
            Production, transportation, and                                                                        
             material moving.....................  112.9   113.8   114.3      .1     .6     .4    2.4     .9    1.2
                                                                                                                   
          Aircraft manufacturing.................   96.8    99.4   104.2    -5.7     .2    4.8   -2.6   -3.2    7.6
                                                                                                                   
      Service-providing industries(4)............  115.0   117.0   117.4      .3     .6     .3    2.1    2.1    2.1
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(2)......................  115.6   117.4   117.8      .3     .5     .3    2.0    1.8    1.9
          Management, professional, and related..  115.7   117.7   118.0      .3     .6     .3    2.0    2.0    2.0
          Sales and office.......................  114.0   116.0   116.6      .4     .8     .5    2.4    2.1    2.3
          Natural resources, construction, and                                                                     
           maintenance...........................  115.5   118.0   118.4     1.0     .7     .3    2.9    3.1    2.5
          Production, transportation, and                                                                          
           material moving.......................  114.6   116.4   117.2      .4     .3     .7    2.0    1.9    2.3
          Service occupations....................  114.9   116.4   116.8      .2     .3     .3    1.4    1.5    1.7
                                                                                                                   
        Trade, transportation, and utilities.....  113.8   116.0   116.6      .5     .7     .5    2.4    2.5    2.5
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  114.9   116.8   117.3      .3     .6     .4    2.3    2.0    2.1
          Wholesale trade........................  112.2   114.4   115.4      .7     .4     .9    3.2    2.7    2.9
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  115.2   116.5   116.8      .6     .3     .3    3.5    1.7    1.4
          Retail trade...........................  114.0   115.8   115.9      .4     .8     .1    1.8    2.0    1.7
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  114.1   115.8   116.0      .1     .7     .2    1.2    1.6    1.7
          Transportation and warehousing.........  113.6   116.4   117.6      .4     .6    1.0    2.4    2.9    3.5
          Utilities..............................  121.5   125.2   125.4      .5    1.9     .2    3.1    3.6    3.2
                                                                                                                   
        Information..............................  112.4   116.4   116.6      .1    1.0     .2    2.0    3.7    3.7
                                                                                                                   
        Financial activities.....................  114.3   115.6   116.0      .4    1.0     .3    3.3    1.6    1.5
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  115.2   116.4   116.5      .3     .7     .1    2.9    1.3    1.1
          Finance and insurance..................  114.7   115.8   116.2      .3    1.0     .3    3.3    1.3    1.3
            Credit intermediation and related                                                                      
             activities..........................  114.3   115.3   115.3      .4     .8     .0    3.8    1.2     .9
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  116.9   117.6   117.8      .2     .3     .2    2.9     .8     .8
            Insurance carriers and related                                                                         
             activities..........................  114.9   116.3   117.3      .1     .9     .9    2.4    1.3    2.1
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  115.4   116.9   117.0      .0    1.1     .1    2.4    1.3    1.4
          Real estate and rental and leasing.....  112.5   114.6   115.0     1.0    1.0     .3    3.4    2.9    2.2
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(2)....................  115.2   117.9   118.1      .8    1.3     .2    2.9    3.1    2.5
                                                                                                                   
        Professional and business services.......  116.7   118.5   118.7      .1     .5     .2    2.4    1.6    1.7
          Professional, scientific, and technical                                                                  
           services..............................  119.3   121.0   121.3      .1     .2     .2    2.5    1.5    1.7
          Administrative and support and waste                                                                     
           management and remediation services...  113.3   115.2   115.2     -.1     .8     .0    1.6    1.6    1.7
                                                                                                                   
        Education and health services............  116.0   118.0   118.6      .4     .3     .5    1.5    2.2    2.2
          Education services.....................  116.8   117.8   118.9     1.0     .2     .9    1.8    1.9    1.8
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                             
             universities, and professional                                                                        
             schools.............................  116.5   118.0   119.3     1.0     .2    1.1    1.6    2.3    2.4
          Health care and social assistance(5)...  115.8   118.1   118.5      .3     .4     .3    1.4    2.3    2.3
            Hospitals............................  117.0   118.5   118.9      .3     .3     .3    1.7    1.6    1.6
            Nursing and residential care                                                                           
             facilities..........................  113.6   114.6   114.9      .3     .2     .3    1.4    1.1    1.1
              Nursing care facilities(2).........  114.1   114.9   115.1      .2     .2     .2    1.3     .9     .9
                                                                                                                   
        Leisure and hospitality..................  115.1   116.0   116.0      .4     .3     .0    1.1    1.2     .8
          Accommodation and food services........  115.9   116.7   116.7      .5     .3     .0    1.1    1.2     .7
                                                                                                                   
        Other services, except public                                                                              
         administration..........................  115.0   116.9   117.6      .4     .3     .6    1.5    2.1    2.3

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      3 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      4 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      5 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.


    Table 6.    Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for private industry workers, by bargaining
    status and census region and division
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
      Bargaining status and census region and                                                                    
                     division                                              3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                 Bargaining status                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Union....................................  117.4   119.3   120.2     0.3    0.8    0.8    2.4    1.9    2.4
        Goods-producing industries(2)..........  116.3   116.6   117.7     -.1     .7     .9    2.2     .2    1.2
          Manufacturing........................  113.2   112.8   113.6     -.5     .6     .7    2.4    -.9     .4
        Service-providing industries(3)........  118.3   121.5   122.2      .5     .9     .6    2.7    3.2    3.3
                                                                                                                 
      Nonunion.................................  114.2   116.0   116.4      .4     .6     .3    2.1    1.9    1.9
        Goods-producing industries(2)..........  112.5   114.1   114.6      .3     .5     .4    2.2    1.7    1.9
          Manufacturing........................  112.8   114.4   115.0      .3     .4     .5    2.6    1.7    2.0
        Service-providing industries(3)........  114.7   116.5   116.9      .3     .6     .3    2.1    1.9    1.9
                                                                                                                 
           Census region and division(4)                                                                         
                                                                                                                 
      Northeast................................  115.7   117.1   117.6      .3     .5     .4    2.3    1.6    1.6
        New England............................  116.2   117.4   118.1      .2     .4     .6    2.5    1.2    1.6
        Middle Atlantic........................  115.5   117.0   117.5      .3     .5     .4    2.2    1.7    1.7
                                                                                                                 
      South....................................  114.7   116.8   117.3      .3     .7     .4    2.0    2.2    2.3
        South Atlantic.........................  115.1   117.3   117.9      .4     .8     .5    1.9    2.4    2.4
        East South Central.....................  113.0   115.1   115.4      .3    1.0     .3    1.8    2.1    2.1
        West South Central.....................  114.7   116.8   117.1      .3     .5     .3    2.2    2.1    2.1
                                                                                                                 
      Midwest..................................  113.6   115.3   115.7      .3     .5     .3    2.3    1.8    1.8
        East North Central.....................  113.1   114.5   114.7      .4     .5     .2    2.5    1.6    1.4
        West North Central.....................  115.0   117.5   118.3      .2     .5     .7    2.0    2.4    2.9
                                                                                                                 
      West.....................................  114.6   116.3   116.9      .3     .5     .5    2.0    1.7    2.0
        Mountain...............................  114.8   116.0   116.5      .8     .5     .4    1.6    1.8    1.5
        Pacific................................  114.6   116.5   117.1      .1     .5     .5    2.3    1.7    2.2

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      4 The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the census divisions are: New England:
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New
    York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North
    Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi,
    and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois,
    Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
    North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and
    Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
      
      NOTE:  The indexes for these series are not strictly comparable to those for the aggregate, occupation, and
      industry series. Dashes indicate data not available.


    Table 7.    Employment Cost Index for total compensation(1), for State and local government workers, by
    occupational group and industry
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
          Occupational group and industry                                  3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
        State and local government workers                                                                       
                                                                                                                 
    All workers................................  117.6   118.6   119.7     0.8    0.3    0.9    1.5    1.6    1.8
                                                                                                                 
                Occupational group                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Management, professional, and related....  116.9   117.9   119.0      .8     .3     .9    1.4    1.6    1.8
        Professional and related...............  116.8   117.7   118.8      .8     .2     .9    1.3    1.6    1.7
                                                                                                                 
      Sales and office.........................  118.4   119.4   120.7      .9     .4    1.1    1.7    1.8    1.9
        Office and administrative support......  118.7   119.6   120.8      .8     .4    1.0    1.6    1.6    1.8
                                                                                                                 
      Service occupations......................  119.2   120.4   121.5      .5     .2     .9    1.4    1.5    1.9
                                                                                                                 
                     Industry                                                                                    
                                                                                                                 
      Education and health services............  116.9   117.7   119.0      .9     .2    1.1    1.3    1.6    1.8
        Education services.....................  116.5   117.2   118.6      .9     .2    1.2    1.2    1.5    1.8
          Schools(2)...........................  116.5   117.2   118.5      .9     .2    1.1    1.2    1.5    1.7
            Elementary and secondary schools...  116.8   117.4   118.7      .9     .2    1.1    1.0    1.4    1.6
        Health care and social assistance(3)...  119.9   121.4   121.9      .6     .2     .4    2.3    1.8    1.7
          Hospitals............................  118.9   120.5   121.0      .5     .3     .4    2.4    1.9    1.8
      Public administration....................  118.1   119.5   120.5      .4     .3     .8    1.3    1.6    2.0

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Includes elementary and secondary schools; junior colleges; colleges, universities, and professional
    schools.
      3 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.


    Table 8.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for civilian workers, by occupational group and
    industry
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
          Occupational group and industry                                  3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                 Civilian workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                 
    All workers(1).............................  114.4   115.8   116.3     0.4    0.4    0.4    1.6    1.7    1.7
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(2)  114.8   116.0   116.5      .3     .3     .4    1.4    1.4    1.5
                                                                                                                 
                Occupational group                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Management, professional, and related....  115.0   116.4   116.8      .3     .4     .3    1.4    1.6    1.6
        Management, business, and financial....  114.8   116.5   116.6      .4     .8     .1    1.8    1.9    1.6
        Professional and related...............  115.2   116.4   116.9      .4     .3     .4    1.3    1.5    1.5
                                                                                                                 
      Sales and office.........................  113.3   115.1   115.8      .5     .7     .6    2.0    2.1    2.2
        Sales and related......................  110.3   112.7   113.7      .5    1.2     .9    2.4    2.7    3.1
        Office and administrative support......  115.3   116.7   117.2      .5     .4     .4    1.8    1.7    1.6
                                                                                                                 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                       
       maintenance.............................  115.2   116.0   116.6      .6     .3     .5    1.8    1.3    1.2
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                       
         fishing, and forestry.................  115.3   115.9   116.6      .4     .3     .6    1.3    1.0    1.1
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..  115.2   116.1   116.6     1.0     .3     .4    2.4    1.8    1.2
                                                                                                                 
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                   
       moving..................................  112.7   114.2   114.9      .4     .3     .6    1.3    1.8    2.0
        Production.............................  112.1   113.6   114.0      .4     .3     .4    1.4    1.8    1.7
        Transportation and material moving.....  113.4   115.0   115.9      .3     .3     .8    1.2    1.7    2.2
                                                                                                                 
      Service occupations......................  115.0   116.0   116.5      .3     .3     .4    1.1    1.2    1.3
                                                                                                                 
                     Industry                                                                                    
                                                                                                                 
      Goods-producing industries(3)............  113.2   114.5   115.1      .4     .4     .5    1.5    1.6    1.7
        Manufacturing..........................  112.5   114.0   114.6      .4     .4     .5    1.7    1.8    1.9
                                                                                                                 
      Service-providing industries(4)..........  114.6   116.1   116.5      .4     .5     .3    1.5    1.8    1.7
        Education and health services..........  115.0   116.1   116.7      .5     .3     .5    1.1    1.5    1.5
          Education services...................  114.4   114.9   115.7      .7     .1     .7    1.1    1.1    1.1
            Elementary and secondary schools...  114.2   114.6   115.3      .5     .1     .6     .7     .9    1.0
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                           
             universities, and professional                                                                      
             schools...........................  114.1   114.8   116.2      .8     .1    1.2    1.4    1.4    1.8
          Health care and social assistance(5)   115.8   117.5   117.9      .3     .3     .3    1.3    1.8    1.8
            Hospitals..........................  116.7   117.9   118.3      .4     .3     .3    1.6    1.5    1.4
            Nursing and residential care                                                                         
             facilities........................  113.7   114.4   114.7      .2     .2     .3    1.0     .8     .9
        Public administration..................  114.8   115.8   116.1      .3     .2     .3     .9    1.1    1.1

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
    public sector, except the federal government.
      2 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      3 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      4 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other
    services, except public administration; and public administration.
      5 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.


    Table 9.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by occupational group and
    industry
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                    Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                            100)                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
           Occupational group and industry                                   3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                    Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                    2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                           Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                           2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
              Private industry workers                                                                             
                                                                                                                   
    All workers..................................  114.3   115.9   116.4     0.4    0.5    0.4    1.7    1.8    1.8
        Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)..  114.8   116.2   116.6      .3     .4     .3    1.5    1.6    1.6
                                                                                                                   
                 Occupational group                                                                                
                                                                                                                   
      Management, professional, and related......  115.3   117.0   117.3      .3     .6     .3    1.7    1.8    1.7
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  115.5   116.9   117.2      .3     .4     .3    1.7    1.6    1.5
        Management, business, and financial......  114.9   116.7   116.7      .4     .9     .0    1.9    2.0    1.6
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  115.2   116.8   116.9      .3     .6     .1    1.6    1.7    1.5
        Professional and related.................  115.6   117.2   117.7      .3     .4     .4    1.5    1.7    1.8
                                                                                                                   
      Sales and office...........................  113.2   115.2   115.8      .4     .8     .5    2.1    2.2    2.3
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  114.9   116.5   116.8      .4     .5     .3    1.7    1.8    1.7
        Sales and related........................  110.4   112.8   113.7      .5    1.2     .8    2.4    2.7    3.0
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  114.1   115.5   115.7      .4     .5     .2    1.4    1.6    1.4
        Office and administrative support........  115.4   117.0   117.4      .5     .5     .3    1.9    1.9    1.7
                                                                                                                   
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                         
       maintenance...............................  115.2   116.0   116.6      .7     .3     .5    1.9    1.4    1.2
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                         
         fishing, and forestry...................  115.4   116.0   116.8      .4     .3     .7    1.3    1.0    1.2
        Installation, maintenance, and repair....  115.0   115.9   116.4     1.0     .3     .4    2.6    1.8    1.2
                                                                                                                   
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                     
       moving....................................  112.5   114.0   114.7      .4     .3     .6    1.3    1.8    2.0
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  112.7   114.2   114.8      .4     .3     .5    1.3    1.7    1.9
        Production...............................  112.0   113.5   113.9      .4     .3     .4    1.4    1.8    1.7
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  112.0   113.7   114.1      .4     .3     .4    1.2    1.9    1.9
        Transportation and material moving.......  113.2   114.8   115.7      .4     .3     .8    1.3    1.8    2.2
                                                                                                                   
      Service occupations........................  114.6   115.8   116.2      .4     .3     .3    1.1    1.4    1.4
                                                                                                                   
           Industry and occupational group                                                                         
                                                                                                                   
      Goods-producing industries(2)..............  113.2   114.5   115.1      .4     .4     .5    1.5    1.6    1.7
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  113.7   114.9   115.5      .4     .3     .5    1.6    1.4    1.6
          Management, professional, and related..  113.5   115.2   115.7      .3     .7     .4    1.7    1.8    1.9
          Sales and office.......................  111.5   114.1   115.1      .5     .8     .9    1.5    2.9    3.2
          Natural resources, construction, and                                                                     
           maintenance...........................  115.0   115.5   116.4      .3     .2     .8    1.3     .8    1.2
          Production, transportation, and                                                                          
           material moving.......................  111.9   113.2   113.7      .4     .3     .4    1.4    1.6    1.6
                                                                                                                   
        Construction.............................  113.6   114.4   115.2      .4     .4     .7     .7    1.1    1.4
                                                                                                                   
        Manufacturing............................  112.5   114.0   114.6      .4     .4     .5    1.7    1.8    1.9
            Management, professional, and related  113.3   115.1   115.5      .4     .7     .3    1.9    1.9    1.9
            Sales and office.....................  113.1   115.2   116.1      .3     .3     .8    2.4    2.1    2.7
            Natural resources, construction, and                                                                   
             maintenance.........................  113.8   114.4   115.6      .8     .3    1.0    2.2    1.3    1.6
            Production, transportation, and                                                                        
             material moving.....................  111.7   113.0   113.5      .4     .3     .4    1.5    1.6    1.6
                                                                                                                   
          Aircraft manufacturing.................  117.4   119.9   120.6      .5     .3     .6    2.5    2.7    2.7
                                                                                                                   
      Service-providing industries(3)............  114.6   116.3   116.7      .4     .6     .3    1.7    1.9    1.8
            Excluding incentive paid                                                                               
             occupations(1)......................  115.2   116.6   117.0      .3     .4     .3    1.6    1.6    1.6
          Management, professional, and related..  115.6   117.3   117.5      .3     .6     .2    1.7    1.8    1.6
          Sales and office.......................  113.4   115.3   115.9      .4     .8     .5    2.2    2.1    2.2
          Natural resources, construction, and                                                                     
           maintenance...........................  115.5   116.7   117.0     1.1     .4     .3    2.6    2.2    1.3
          Production, transportation, and                                                                          
           material moving.......................  113.2   115.0   115.9      .4     .3     .8    1.2    2.0    2.4
          Service occupations....................  114.6   115.8   116.2      .4     .3     .3    1.1    1.4    1.4
                                                                                                                   
        Trade, transportation, and utilities.....  112.5   114.5   115.1      .7     .5     .5    1.7    2.5    2.3
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  113.7   115.3   115.6      .4     .5     .3    1.5    1.9    1.7
          Wholesale trade........................  109.5   111.9   113.2      .9     .3    1.2    1.7    3.1    3.4
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  112.5   113.7   114.0      .6     .1     .3    1.6    1.7    1.3
          Retail trade...........................  114.0   115.6   115.4      .8     .6    -.2    1.8    2.2    1.2
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  114.1   115.6   115.4      .4     .6    -.2    1.2    1.7    1.1
          Transportation and warehousing.........  112.2   114.4   115.8      .4     .6    1.2    1.4    2.3    3.2
          Utilities..............................  118.5   121.3   121.3      .3    1.4     .0    2.7    2.7    2.4
                                                                                                                   
        Information..............................  112.5   114.0   114.4      .2     .8     .4    1.5    1.5    1.7
                                                                                                                   
        Financial activities.....................  114.0   115.8   116.3      .5    1.3     .4    2.6    2.1    2.0
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  114.9   116.6   116.7      .3     .9     .1    1.9    1.8    1.6
          Finance and insurance..................  114.8   116.6   117.2      .4    1.4     .5    2.5    2.0    2.1
            Credit intermediation and related                                                                      
             activities..........................  112.3   114.4   114.3      .4    1.2    -.1    3.2    2.3    1.8
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  115.1   117.0   117.3      .3     .7     .3    1.7    2.0    1.9
            Insurance carriers and related                                                                         
             activities..........................  114.3   116.0   117.4      .3     .6    1.2    1.8    1.8    2.7
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  114.6   116.4   116.6      .2    1.1     .2    1.7    1.7    1.7
          Real estate and rental and leasing.....  110.8   112.2   112.5     1.1     .6     .3    3.1    2.4    1.5
              Excluding incentive paid                                                                             
               occupations(1)....................  113.8   115.7   115.8     1.0    1.0     .1    2.5    2.7    1.8
                                                                                                                   
        Professional and business services.......  116.7   118.3   118.5      .1     .6     .2    2.1    1.5    1.5
          Professional, scientific, and technical                                                                  
           services..............................  119.4   120.8   121.1      .2     .3     .2    2.6    1.3    1.4
          Administrative and support and waste                                                                     
           management and remediation services...  113.2   115.0   115.2      .0     .8     .2    1.3    1.6    1.8
                                                                                                                   
        Education and health services............  115.6   117.3   117.8      .4     .3     .4    1.3    1.9    1.9
          Education services.....................  116.2   117.1   118.1     1.1     .0     .9    1.8    1.9    1.6
            Junior colleges, colleges,                                                                             
             universities, and professional                                                                        
             schools.............................  115.7   116.8   118.2     1.1     .0    1.2    1.6    2.1    2.2
          Health care and social assistance(4)...  115.5   117.3   117.7      .3     .3     .3    1.2    1.9    1.9
            Hospitals............................  116.6   117.8   118.3      .5     .3     .4    1.7    1.6    1.5
            Nursing and residential care                                                                           
             facilities..........................  113.6   114.3   114.6      .3     .2     .3    1.1     .9     .9
              Nursing care facilities(1).........  113.9   114.5   114.7      .2     .2     .2    1.1     .7     .7
                                                                                                                   
        Leisure and hospitality..................  115.8   116.6   116.7      .6     .4     .1     .9    1.3     .8
          Accommodation and food services........  116.4   117.1   117.2      .7     .4     .1    1.1    1.3     .7
                                                                                                                   
        Other services, except public                                                                              
         administration..........................  114.8   116.3   116.7      .6     .2     .3    1.2    1.9    1.7

      1 The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      4 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.


    Table 10.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by bargaining status
    and census region and division
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
      Bargaining status and census region and                                                                    
                     division                                              3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                 Bargaining status                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Union....................................  114.6   116.2   116.9     0.5    0.5    0.6    1.7    1.9    2.0
        Goods-producing industries(1)..........  112.8   113.8   114.4      .6     .3     .5    1.5    1.5    1.4
          Manufacturing........................  110.6   111.8   112.1      .7     .3     .3    1.8    1.8    1.4
        Service-providing industries(2)........  115.8   117.9   118.7      .4     .8     .7    1.8    2.3    2.5
                                                                                                                 
      Nonunion.................................  114.3   115.9   116.3      .4     .6     .3    1.7    1.8    1.7
        Goods-producing industries(1)..........  113.3   114.7   115.3      .4     .4     .5    1.5    1.6    1.8
          Manufacturing........................  113.0   114.6   115.2      .4     .4     .5    1.7    1.8    1.9
        Service-providing industries(2)........  114.5   116.2   116.5      .4     .6     .3    1.7    1.9    1.7
                                                                                                                 
           Census region and division(3)                                                                         
                                                                                                                 
      Northeast................................  114.9   116.4   116.7      .3     .5     .3    1.8    1.6    1.6
        New England............................  116.0   117.2   117.8      .1     .5     .5    2.2    1.1    1.6
        Middle Atlantic........................  114.5   116.1   116.4      .4     .6     .3    1.6    1.8    1.7
                                                                                                                 
      South....................................  115.0   116.7   117.3      .5     .6     .5    1.9    2.0    2.0
        South Atlantic.........................  115.4   117.3   118.0      .7     .8     .6    1.9    2.4    2.3
        East South Central.....................  113.4   114.8   114.9      .4     .6     .1    1.6    1.7    1.3
        West South Central.....................  115.0   116.6   117.1      .4     .4     .4    2.0    1.8    1.8
                                                                                                                 
      Midwest..................................  112.7   114.3   114.7      .4     .4     .3    1.6    1.9    1.8
        East North Central.....................  111.8   113.1   113.4      .4     .4     .3    1.5    1.6    1.4
        West North Central.....................  114.9   117.1   118.0      .3     .5     .8    1.6    2.3    2.7
                                                                                                                 
      West.....................................  114.5   116.1   116.5      .4     .6     .3    1.4    1.8    1.7
        Mountain...............................  115.0   115.7   116.3      .8     .4     .5     .8    1.4    1.1
        Pacific................................  114.4   116.3   116.7      .3     .7     .3    1.8    1.9    2.0

      1 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      2 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.
      3 The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the census divisions are: New England:
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New
    York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North
    Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi,
    and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois,
    Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
    North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and
    Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
      
      NOTE:  The indexes for these series are not strictly comparable to those for the aggregate, occupation, and
      industry series. Dashes indicate data not available.


    Table 11.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for State and local government workers, by
    occupational group and industry
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
          Occupational group and industry                                  3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
        State and local government workers                                                                       
                                                                                                                 
    All workers................................  114.7   115.4   116.0     0.4    0.2    0.5    1.0    1.1    1.1
                                                                                                                 
                Occupational group                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Management, professional, and related....  114.4   115.0   115.7      .5     .1     .6    1.0    1.1    1.1
        Professional and related...............  114.5   115.0   115.6      .6     .1     .5    1.1    1.1    1.0
                                                                                                                 
      Sales and office.........................  114.2   114.7   115.5      .4     .2     .7    1.0     .9    1.1
        Office and administrative support......  114.7   115.1   115.8      .5     .2     .6    1.1     .9    1.0
                                                                                                                 
      Service occupations......................  115.9   116.7   117.3      .3     .1     .5     .9    1.0    1.2
                                                                                                                 
                     Industry                                                                                    
                                                                                                                 
      Education and health services............  114.4   114.9   115.7      .5     .1     .7     .9    1.0    1.1
        Education services.....................  114.0   114.4   115.3      .5     .1     .8     .9     .9    1.1
          Schools(1)...........................  114.0   114.4   115.3      .5     .1     .8     .9     .9    1.1
            Elementary and secondary schools...  114.2   114.6   115.2      .5     .1     .5     .7     .9     .9
        Health care and social assistance(2)...  117.9   118.9   119.1      .4     .1     .2    1.5    1.3    1.0
          Hospitals............................  117.3   118.4   118.6      .3     .2     .2    1.4    1.3    1.1
      Public administration....................  114.8   115.8   116.1      .3     .2     .3     .9    1.1    1.1

      1 Includes elementary and secondary schools; junior colleges; colleges, universities, and professional
    schools.
      2 Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.


    Table 12.  Employment Cost Index for benefits, by occupational group, industry, and bargaining status
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                  Indexes (Dec. 2005 =             Percent changes for–          
                                                          100)                                                   
                                                                                                                 
         Occupational group, industry, and                                                                       
                 bargaining status                                         3-months ended–     12-months ended–  
                                                  Sep.    June    Sep.                                           
                                                  2011    2012    2012                                           
                                                                         Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                                         2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                 Civilian workers                                                                                
                                                                                                                 
    All workers(1).............................  117.2   119.3   120.2     0.3    0.6    0.8    3.2    2.1    2.6
                                                                                                                 
             Private industry workers                                                                            
                                                                                                                 
    All workers................................  115.4   117.6   118.1      .0     .6     .4    3.3    1.9    2.3
                                                                                                                 
                Occupational group                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Management, professional, and related....  114.7   117.4   117.7     -.1     .5     .3    3.3    2.3    2.6
                                                                                                                 
      Sales and office.........................  115.2   117.6   118.1      .2     .8     .4    3.2    2.3    2.5
                                                                                                                 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                       
       maintenance.............................  116.2   119.1   120.0      .3    1.0     .8    2.8    2.8    3.3
                                                                                                                 
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                   
       moving..................................  116.3   117.1   117.7     -.2     .9     .5    4.0     .5    1.2
                                                                                                                 
      Service occupations......................  115.9   118.3   118.8     -.2     .2     .4    2.4    1.9    2.5
                                                                                                                 
                     Industry                                                                                    
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
      Goods-producing industries(2)............  113.9   114.9   115.7     -.2     .6     .7    3.5     .7    1.6
        Manufacturing..........................  113.4   114.0   114.7     -.5     .7     .6    4.3     .0    1.1
          Aircraft manufacturing...............   74.7    77.4    86.6   -14.7     .1   11.9  -10.2  -11.6   15.9
                                                                                                                 
      Service-providing industries(3)..........  116.0   118.7   119.1      .1     .6     .3    3.3    2.4    2.7
                                                                                                                 
                 Bargaining status                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
      Union....................................  122.0   124.3   125.5     -.2    1.1    1.0    3.7    1.6    2.9
      Nonunion.................................  114.0   116.2   116.6      .1     .5     .3    3.3    2.0    2.3
                                                                                                                 
        State and local government workers                                                                       
                                                                                                                 
    All workers................................  123.7   125.4   127.6     1.3     .5    1.8    2.5    2.7    3.2

      1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
    public sector, except the federal government.
      2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
      3 Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing;
    utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
    services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; education services;
    health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and
    other services, except public administration.


    Table 13. Employment Cost Index for total compensation,(1) and wages and salaries,
    for private industry workers, by area
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                   Percent changes for 12-months ended–  
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
        Census region and metropolitan area      Total compensation   Wages and salaries 
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                 Sep.   June   Sep.   Sep.   June   Sep. 
                                                 2011   2012   2012   2011   2012   2012 
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
    Northeast                                                                            
                                                                                         
      Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA...    2.9    1.2    1.5    2.4    0.8    1.1
                                                                                         
      New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA                                            
       CSA.....................................    2.3    1.7    1.8    1.7    1.7    1.7
                                                                                         
      Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD                                          
       CSA.....................................    2.8    2.1    1.6    2.2    2.4    2.0
                                                                                         
    South                                                                                
                                                                                         
      Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL                                           
       CSA.....................................    1.5    2.7    3.8    1.2    2.2    3.2
                                                                                         
      Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA................    2.8    1.4    1.1    1.6     .8     .8
                                                                                         
      Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA.......    2.1    2.0    2.5    2.4    1.9    2.2
                                                                                         
      Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL                                            
       MSA.....................................    1.7    1.7    1.3    1.7    1.7    1.2
                                                                                         
      Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,                                            
       DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.........................    1.7    2.0    1.7    1.8    1.9    1.2
                                                                                         
    Midwest                                                                              
                                                                                         
      Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City,                                                  
       IL-IN-WI CSA............................    2.4    1.7    2.0    1.5    1.1    1.4
                                                                                         
      Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA.............    4.9     .3    -.3    1.5    2.6    1.9
                                                                                         
      Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA    2.8    2.0    1.5    2.5    1.7    1.1
                                                                                         
    West                                                                                 
                                                                                         
      Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA     1.9    1.6    1.8    1.3    1.6    1.3
                                                                                         
      Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA..........    2.9     .4     .2    1.9    1.0     .7
                                                                                         
      San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA...    2.5    2.1    2.6    1.8    1.6    2.3
                                                                                         
      Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA...........    1.2     .5    3.3    1.7    1.7    1.9

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.

Last Modified Date: June 26, 2013