Compensation costs in State and local government, September-December 2006

February 02, 2007

Compensation costs for State and local government workers increased 1.0 percent from September 2006 to December 2006, after increasing 1.4 percent for the quarter ended in September.

3-month percent changes in Employment Cost Index for State and local government, March 2005-December 2006
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Wages and salaries in State and local government advanced 0.8 percent during the September to December period, slowing from the 1.4-percent gain in the prior quarter.

Benefit costs for State and local government workers increased 1.4 percent in the December quarter, compared with the 1.5-percent gain in September.

These data are from the BLS Compensation Cost Trends program. For more information, see "Employment Cost Index – December 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release 07-0158.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs in State and local government, September-December 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jan/wk5/art05.htm (visited October 01, 2014).

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