Employment cost increase by occupation
August 03, 2001
In private industry, compensation costs increased 4.2 percent for white-collar occupations, 3.6 percent for blue-collar occupations, and 4.1 percent for service occupations in the year ended June 2001.
Among the occupational groups, increases in compensation costs ranged from 2.8 percent each for sales workers and for machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors to 4.7 percent for administrative support, including clerical occupations.
For the year ended June 2001, the compensation cost increase was 4.0 percent overall in private industry.
These data are from the BLS Employment Cost Trends program. Compensation costs (also known as employment costs) include wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits. Learn more in "Employment Cost Index—June 2001," news release USDL 01-236.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment cost increase by occupation on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/july/wk5/art05.htm (visited May 22, 2017).
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