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Compensation costs for workers in goods-producing and service-providing industries

November 04, 2015

Compensation costs for all civilian workers increased 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2015. Compensation costs for workers in goods-producing industries increased 2.2 percent while costs for workers in service-providing industries increased 1.9 percent.

12-month percent change in Employment Cost Index for total compensation, not seasonally adjusted, September 2005 to September 2015
Month Civilian workers Goods-producing industries Service-providing industries

Sep 2005

3.0 3.4 2.9

Dec 2005

3.1 3.2 3.1

Mar 2006

2.8 2.3 3.1

Jun 2006

3.0 2.3 3.1

Sep 2006

3.3 2.2 3.6

Dec 2006

3.3 2.5 3.5

Mar 2007

3.5 2.6 3.5

Jun 2007

3.3 2.6 3.5

Sep 2007

3.3 2.4 3.4

Dec 2007

3.3 2.4 3.4

Mar 2008

3.3 3.1 3.3

Jun 2008

3.1 2.8 3.1

Sep 2008

2.9 2.8 2.9

Dec 2008

2.6 2.4 2.6

Mar 2009

2.1 1.8 2.3

Jun 2009

1.8 1.3 1.9

Sep 2009

1.5 1.0 1.6

Dec 2009

1.4 1.0 1.5

Mar 2010

1.7 1.7 1.6

Jun 2010

1.9 1.9 1.8

Sep 2010

1.9 2.4 1.9

Dec 2010

2.0 2.3 1.9

Mar 2011

2.0 2.1 2.0

Jun 2011

2.2 2.6 2.1

Sep 2011

2.0 2.3 1.9

Dec 2011

2.0 2.5 1.9

Mar 2012

1.9 1.8 2.0

Jun 2012

1.7 1.3 1.9

Sep 2012

1.9 1.7 2.0

Dec 2012

1.9 1.5 1.9

Mar 2013

1.9 2.0 1.8

Jun 2013

1.9 2.0 1.8

Sep 2013

1.9 1.8 1.8

Dec 2013

2.0 1.9 2.0

Mar 2014

1.8 1.9 1.8

Jun 2014

2.0 1.9 2.1

Sep 2014

2.2 2.0 2.3

Dec 2014

2.2 2.2 2.2

Mar 2015

2.6 2.1 2.7

Jun 2015

2.0 2.3 2.0

Sep 2015

2.0 2.2 1.9

Employment costs for wages and salaries increased 2.1 percent for all civilian workers over the 12 months ending in September 2015. Wages and salaries increased 2.4 percent for workers in goods-producing industries and 2.0 percent for workers in service-providing industries.  Benefits costs increased 1.8 percent for all civilian workers, 1.7 percent for workers in goods-producing industries, and 1.2 percent for workers in service-providing industries.

These data are from the Employment Cost Trends program. To learn more, see "Employment Cost Index—September 2015" (HTML) (PDF). 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs for workers in goods-producing and service-providing industries on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/compensation-costs-for-workers-in-goods-producing-and-service-providing-industries.htm (visited November 11, 2019).

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