Table 2. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED: Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by ownership, occupational group, and industry

    Table 2.  Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, by occupational group and industry

    (Seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |Indexes (Dec.|              Percent changes for 3-months ended–             
                                               | 2005 = 100) |                                                              
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          Occupational group and industry      |             |                                                              
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | June | Sep. | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. | Dec. | Mar. | June | Sep. 
                                               | 2017 | 2017 | 2015 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                 Civilian workers              |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers(1).............................| 128.3| 129.2|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.6|   0.5|   0.5|   0.8|   0.5|   0.7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 127.7| 128.6|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .7
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.7| 128.7|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(3)..........| 128.5| 129.3|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5|    .6
        Education and health services..........| 126.7| 127.2|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .4
          Educational services.................| 124.7| 125.2|    .3|    .4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .4
            Elementary and secondary schools...| 123.4| 123.9|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .4|    .4
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 126.7| 127.3|    .4|    .3|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .8|    .2|    .5
          Health care and social assistance(4) | 129.0| 129.3|    .4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .2
            Hospitals..........................| 129.4| 130.1|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .5|    .5
            Nursing and residential care       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 125.7| 126.5|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .6
        Public administration..................| 126.3| 126.9|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             Private industry workers          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 129.0| 129.9|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .7|    .5|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                Occupational group             |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Management, professional, and related....| 130.0| 130.4|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .8|    .3
        Management, business, and financial....| 131.1| 131.5|   1.0|    .6|    .7|    .2|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .8|    .3
        Professional and related...............| 129.2| 129.5|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .5|    .2|    .7|    .8|    .2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Sales and office.........................| 127.9| 129.5|    .9|    .5|    .7|   1.0|    .2|    .3|   1.1|    .0|   1.3
        Sales and related......................| 123.6| 125.8|   1.2|    .2|    .5|   1.5|   -.5|   -.2|   1.5|   -.6|   1.8
        Office and administrative support......| 131.2| 132.2|    .6|    .8|   1.0|    .6|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .5|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Natural resources, construction, and     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       maintenance.............................| 128.7| 129.7|    .4|    .4|    .7|    .7|    .3|    .8|    .7|    .8|    .8
        Construction, extraction, farming,     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
         fishing, and forestry.................| 128.6| 129.9|    .6|    .4|    .9|    .9|    .2|   1.0|   1.0|    .4|   1.0
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..| 128.8| 129.5|    .2|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .3|   1.3|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Production, transportation, and material |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
       moving..................................| 128.7| 130.1|    .5|    .7|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .8|    .9|    .5|   1.1
        Production.............................| 127.4| 128.6|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .6|    .7|    .8|    .9
        Transportation and material moving.....| 130.3| 131.9|    .4|    .6|    .9|    .9|    .6|   1.0|   1.1|    .5|   1.3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service occupations(5)...................| 129.3| 130.1|    .4|    .6|   1.0|   1.0|    .9|    .7|   1.1|    .6|    .6
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Goods-producing industries(2)............| 127.8| 128.7|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .8|    .5|    .7
        Construction...........................| 126.9| 127.7|    .7|    .7|    .5|    .7|    .0|    .9|   1.1|    .4|    .6
        Manufacturing..........................| 127.7| 128.7|    .6|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8
          Aircraft manufacturing...............| 137.7| 138.6|    .7|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5|    .8|    .7|    .8|    .7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Service-providing industries(6)..........| 129.4| 130.3|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .7
        Trade, transportation, and utilities...| 129.5| 130.6|   1.1|    .2|    .9|    .8|    .3|    .5|   1.5|    .3|    .8
          Retail trade.........................| 131.4| 132.4|    .8|    .7|   1.0|    .8|    .6|    .7|   1.4|    .4|    .8
          Transportation and warehousing.......| 131.2| 132.5|    .5|    .5|   1.2|    .9|    .6|   1.3|    .9|    .4|   1.0
          Utilities............................| 137.4| 137.7|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .9|    .8|    .6|    .3
        Information............................| 126.4| 127.3|    .7|    .4|   1.1|    .6|    .9|    .6|    .0|   1.0|    .7
        Financial activities...................| 129.7| 130.3|    .1|    .9|    .3|   1.0|   1.2|    .8|   -.2|   1.1|    .5
          Finance and insurance................| 130.4| 130.9|    .1|   1.0|    .1|   1.0|   1.3|    .7|   -.2|   1.1|    .4
            Credit intermediation and related  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities........................| 127.2| 127.9|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .5|   1.1|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .5
            Insurance carriers and related     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             activities........................| 132.1| 131.7|    .6|   1.5|    .6|   1.0|   1.4|    .3|    .5|   1.4|   -.3
        Professional and business services.....| 130.1| 131.7|   1.3|    .6|    .7|    .4|    .2|    .2|    .7|    .5|   1.2
          Professional, scientific, and        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
           technical services..................| 132.4| 134.4|   1.3|    .5|    .9|    .5|    .0|    .2|    .7|    .6|   1.5
          Administrative and support and waste |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
           management and remediation services | 126.8| 128.4|   1.1|    .7|    .7|    .2|    .2|   -.5|    .8|    .4|   1.3
        Education and health services..........| 128.9| 129.2|    .4|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .6|    .6|    .2
          Educational services.................| 128.4| 129.0|    .3|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .2|    .9|    .6|    .4|    .5
            Junior colleges, colleges,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             universities, and professional    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             schools...........................| 128.6| 129.8|    .4|    .3|    .4|    .6|    .5|    .8|    .6|    .3|    .9
          Health care and social assistance(4) | 129.0| 129.3|    .3|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .7|    .2
            Hospitals..........................| 129.8| 130.3|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .6|    .7|    .7|    .6|    .4
            Nursing and residential care       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
             facilities........................| 125.6| 126.4|    .7|    .3|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .7|    .8|    .7|    .6
        Leisure and hospitality................| 130.8| 131.3|   -.2|    .9|   1.0|   1.0|    .9|    .7|   1.9|    .6|    .4
          Accommodation and food services......| 131.7| 131.9|    .1|    .9|   1.1|   1.2|   1.0|    .8|   1.8|    .7|    .2
        Other services, except public          |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
         administration........................| 130.2| 131.2|    .6|    .5|    .2|   1.0|    .9|    .8|    .3|    .6|    .8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        State and local government workers     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
    All workers................................| 125.3| 125.9|    .3|    .4|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .5
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                     Industry                  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      
        Education and health services..........| 124.5| 125.1|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .5
          Educational services.................| 124.0| 124.5|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .4
            Schools............................| 124.0| 124.5|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .6|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .4
              Elementary and secondary schools | 123.4| 123.9|    .3|    .4|    .4|    .5|    .7|    .3|    .5|    .6|    .4
          Health care and social assistance(4) | 128.6| 129.7|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .5|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .5|    .9
            Hospitals..........................| 127.6| 128.8|    .5|    .5|    .5|    .6|    .4|    .6|    .4|    .5|   1.0
        Public administration..................| 126.3| 126.9|    .5|    .3|    .5|    .6|    .6|    .5|    .7|    .4|    .5
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      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 service occupations wages and salaries series is seasonal as of the 2017 revision. Historical data for this series
    are published beginning with March 2012.
      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; educational services; health care and social
    assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public
    administration.

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