National Compensation Survey - Employment Cost Trends produces quarterly indexes measuring change over time in labor costs (ECI) and quarterly data measuring level of average costs per hour worked (ECEC).Contact Us
New seasonal factors for the Employment Cost Index 2015, along with revised seasonally adjusted indexes for the past five years, will be available Tuesday, April 28, 2015. For further information, see: http://www.bls.gov/ect/ectsfact.htm
January 30, 2015
Compensation costs up 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September to December 2014. Over the year, compensation rose 2.2 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 2.6 percent. More...
March 11, 2015
Private industry employers spent an average of $31.32 per hour worked for employee compensation in December 2014. Private industry costs averaged $2.16 per hour worked for paid leave benefits and $2.50 for legally required benefits. More...
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ECEC Historical Listing, 2002-2003 (Quarterly)—Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (TXT) (PDF)—Quarterly estimates from March 2002 to December 2003, with sample establishments classified by industry categories based on the 1987 Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system and by occupational classifications according to the 1990 Census of Population.
ECEC Historical Listing, 1986-2001 (Annual)—Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (TXT) (PDF)—Annual estimates from March 1986 to March 2001, with sample establishments classified by industry categories based on the Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system and by occupational classifications according to the Census of Population.
The Employment Cost Index (ECI) is increasingly being used by business organizations as an escalator to adjust long-term sales and purchasing contracts, and to adjust wage rates in collective bargaining agreements. A web page explaining how to use the ECI for escalating contracts is available.
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