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Table 13. COMPENSATION AND WAGES AND SALARIES (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED): Employment Cost Index for total compensation, and wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by area


    Table 13. Employment Cost Index for total compensation,(1) and wages and salaries,
    for private industry workers, by area
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                   Percent changes for 12-months ended–  
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
        Census region and metropolitan area      Total compensation   Wages and salaries 
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                 June   Mar.   June   June   Mar.   June 
                                                 2014   2015   2015   2014   2015   2015 
                                                                                         

                                                                                         
    Northeast                                                                            
                                                                                         
      Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA...    2.5    3.6    3.0    2.8    3.9    3.0
                                                                                         
      New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA                                            
       CSA.....................................    1.8    2.6    2.1    1.3    2.5    2.4
                                                                                         
      Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD                                          
       CSA.....................................    1.5    2.5    2.6    1.5    2.3    2.4
                                                                                         
    South                                                                                
                                                                                         
      Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL                                           
       CSA.....................................    2.2    3.9    2.0     .4    1.8    2.0
                                                                                         
      Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA................    4.1    2.3    1.0    4.4    2.3    2.1
                                                                                         
      Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA.......    1.9    1.9    2.1    2.3    2.1    2.0
                                                                                         
      Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL                                            
       MSA.....................................    1.0    2.1    2.6    1.7    1.9    2.4
                                                                                         
      Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,                                            
       DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.........................    1.3    1.1    1.8    1.0     .7    1.5
                                                                                         
    Midwest                                                                              
                                                                                         
      Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City,                                                  
       IL-IN-WI CSA............................    2.8    3.3    1.1    2.4    2.4    1.8
                                                                                         
      Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA.............    1.5    -.1    1.0     .4     .2    1.7
                                                                                         
      Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA    1.8    2.3    2.9    2.0    2.3    3.2
                                                                                         
    West                                                                                 
                                                                                         
      Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA     1.5    3.3    2.7    1.2    3.4    3.1
                                                                                         
      Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA..........    1.1    2.2    2.3    1.1    2.4    2.3
                                                                                         
      San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA...    4.6    2.9    2.1    4.3    2.5    2.2
                                                                                         
      Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA...........    1.3    4.4    4.3     .9    2.9    3.2

      1 Includes wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits.
      2 Note that some of these areas are Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and others 
        are Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).  For more information on metropolitan 
        area definitions, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Metropolitan and Micropolitan 
        Statistical Areas page on the Internet at 
        http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/metrodef.html.

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Last Modified Date: July 31, 2015
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