Table 13. COMPENSATION AND WAGES AND SALARIES (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED): Employment Cost Index for total compensation, and wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by area

    Table 13. Employment Cost Index for total compensation,(1) and wages and salaries,
    for private industry workers, by area

    (Not seasonally adjusted)
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                                               |                                         
                                               |   Percent changes for 12-months ended–  
                                                _________________________________________
                                               |                                         
                                               |                    |                    
      Census region and metropolitan area(2)   | Total compensation | Wages and salaries 
                                                _________________________________________
                                               |                    |                    
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               | Sep. | June | Sep. | Sep. | June | Sep. 
                                               | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 
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                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    Northeast                                  |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA...|   1.9|   2.7|   3.0|   2.5|   2.9|   2.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA  |      |      |      |      |      |      
       CSA.....................................|   2.3|   3.3|   2.9|   3.2|   3.5|   3.2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD|      |      |      |      |      |      
       CSA.....................................|   2.3|   2.3|   2.1|   2.3|   2.0|   1.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    South                                      |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL |      |      |      |      |      |      
       CSA.....................................|   2.2|   2.2|   2.2|   2.7|   2.6|   2.7
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA................|   1.9|   2.4|   1.4|   2.3|   3.1|   1.9
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA.......|   1.3|   2.1|   2.1|   1.7|   2.5|   2.6
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL  |      |      |      |      |      |      
       MSA.....................................|   1.9|   3.7|   3.7|   2.1|   3.9|   3.9
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,  |      |      |      |      |      |      
       DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.........................|   1.8|   1.9|   2.5|   2.1|   2.5|   3.3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    Midwest                                    |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City,        |      |      |      |      |      |      
       IL-IN-WI CSA............................|   2.4|   2.8|   2.4|   2.6|   2.8|   2.3
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA.............|   2.5|   2.1|   2.5|   2.6|   2.2|   2.8
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA|   2.9|   3.0|   1.1|   2.8|   3.0|   1.0
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
    West                                       |      |      |      |      |      |      
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA |   3.3|   2.9|   3.6|   3.8|   2.7|   3.2
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA..........|   2.8|   2.6|   2.8|   2.6|   2.9|   3.0
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA...|   2.6|   3.1|   2.9|   3.0|   3.1|   2.9
                                               |      |      |      |      |      |      
      Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA...........|   2.4|   2.7|   7.6|   3.6|   3.6|   3.8
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      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Note that some of these areas are Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and
    others are Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). For more information on metropolitan
    area definitions, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Metropolitan and Micropolitan
    Statistical Areas page, on the Internet at 
    www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html.

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