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From June 2012 to June 2013, compensation costs for private industry workers increased 1.9 percent. (These costs include both wages and salaries and employers' costs for benefits.) For the 12-month period ending in June 2012, the increase was 1.8 percent. From June 2012 to June 2013, wages and salaries and employers' costs for benefits both increased 1.9 percent.
|Occupational group and industry||12-month period ending|
|Jun 2011||Sep 2011||Dec 2011||Mar 2012||Jun 2012||Sep 2012||Dec 2012||Mar 2013||Jun 2013|
Management, professional and related
Sales and office
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
Production, transportation, and material moving
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Professional and business services
Education and health services
Leisure and hospitality
Other services, except public administration
Among occupational groups, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the 12-month period ending June 2013 ranged from 1.6 percent for service occupations to 2.0 percent for management, professional, and related occupations.
Among private industries, compensation cost increases from June 2012 to June 2013 ranged from 0.8 percent for leisure and hospitality to 2.5 percent for other services, except public administration.
These data are from the Employment Cost Trends program. To learn more, see “Employment Cost Index — June 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑1526.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs in private industry increased 1.9 percent for the year ending June 2013 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130802.htm (visited June 03, 2023).