Employment costs in private industry rise 4.0 percent over the year
July 27, 2001
Compensation costs in private industry rose 4.0 percent in the year ended June 2001, compared with increases of 4.6 percent in June 2000 and 3.3 percent in June 1999.
Wages and salaries rose 3.8 percent for the year ended June 2001, after increasing 4.1 percent in the year ended June 2000.
Benefit costs for private industry workers increased 4.8 percent for the year ended in June 2001, moderating from the increase of 5.7 percent in June 2000.
These data are from the BLS Employment Cost Trends program. Compensation costs (also known as employment costs) include wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits. Learn more in "Employment Cost Index—June 2001," news release USDL 01-236.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment costs in private industry rise 4.0 percent over the year on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/july/wk4/art05.htm (visited June 27, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.