Wages and salaries increase fastest in West over the year
February 11, 2002
The Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries in private industry rose 4.6 percent in the West region in the 12 months ended December 2001. This was the largest increase among the nation’s four regions.
In the Northeast, wages and salaries were up 3.9 percent from December 2000 to December 2001. In the Midwest, the increase was 3.4 percent and in the South, the increase was 3.3 percent.
In the nation as a whole, wages and salaries for private industry workers rose 3.8 percent in the twelve months ended December 2001.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Wages and salaries increase fastest in West over the year on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/feb/wk2/art01.htm (visited January 24, 2017).
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