February 03, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment costs for private industry workers, December 2009

Employment Cost Index, 12-month percent change, private industry workers, (total compensation, wages and salaries, and total benefits), December 2007–December 2009
Month Total compensation Wages and salaries Total benefits

Dec 2007

3.0 3.3 2.4

Mar 2008

3.2 3.2 3.2

Jun 2008

3.0 3.1 2.6

Sep 2008

2.8 2.9 2.4

Dec 2008

2.4 2.6 2.0

Mar 2009

1.9 2.0 1.6

Jun 2009

1.5 1.6 1.3

Sep 2009

1.2 1.4 1.1

Dec 2009

1.2 1.4 1.0

These data featured in the TED article, Employment costs for private industry workers, December 2009.




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