Compensation costs in State and local government

February 02, 2006

Compensation cost gains for State and local government workers were the same in the September to December quarter as in the prior quarter—1.1 percent.

3-month percent changes in Employment Cost Index for State and local government, March 2004 - December 2005
[Chart data—TXT]

Benefit costs for State and local government workers increased 1.5 percent in the December quarter, compared with a 1.7 percent gain in the prior quarter.

Wages and salaries in State and local government advanced 0.9 percent during the September to December 2005 period, following an increase of 0.7 percent in the prior quarter.

These data are from the BLS Compensation Cost Trends program. For more information, see "Employment Cost Index – December 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-157.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Compensation costs in State and local government on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jan/wk5/art04.htm (visited July 25, 2014).

OF INTEREST

Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

This edition of Spotlight on Statistics examines labor productivity trends from 2000 through 2010 for selected industries and sectors within the nonfarm business sector of the U.S. economy.  Read more »