Employment Cost Trends

Footnote A

Dashes indicate data not available.

Footnote B

Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.

Footnote C

Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households and workers in the public sector except the federal government.

Footnote D

Includes the following occupations: management, business, and financial; professional and related; sales and related; and office and administrative support.

Footnote E

Includes the following occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry; construction and extraction; installation, maintenance, and repair; production; and transportation and material moving.

Footnote F

No identifiable seasonality was found for this series.

Footnote G

Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.

Footnote H

Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public administration.

Footnote K

Includes ambulatory health care services and social assistance, not shown separately.

Footnote L

The census divisions are defined as follows: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Footnote N

Includes farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.

Footnote O

Includes elementary and secondary schools; junior colleges; colleges, universities, and professional schools.

Footnote P

Registered Nurses estimates from December 2013 forward are based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification. For more information on classification changes, please see www.bls.gov/soc.

Footnote Q

The index for this series is not strictly comparable to other series.

Footnote Y

Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except public administration; and public administration.

Footnote Z

Series discontinued beginning December 2008.

Footnote 2

ECI series are reviewed annually for seasonality. Seasonal adjustment is discontinued as of March 2010, as no identifiable seasonality was found for this series.

Footnote 3

Some estimates from June 2009 through September 2010 for this series were corrected on January 12, 2011.

Footnote 7

ECI series are reviewed annually for seasonality. Seasonal adjustment is discontinued beginning with the March 2013 estimates, as no identifiable seasonality was found for the series.

Footnote 8

Some estimates from September 2012 to March 2013 for this series were corrected on June 26, 2013. Details on the extent of the corrections are available at www.bls.gov/bls/eci_corrections_043013.htm.

Last Modified Date: April 28, 2015

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