November 02, 2007
Compensation costs for State and local government workers increased 0.8 percent from June to September 2007 (seasonally adjusted), compared to 1.1 percent for the quarter ended June 2007.
Wages and salaries rose 1.0 percent between June and September, compared with 0.8 percent in the prior quarter.
Benefit costs increased 0.7 percent, compared to 1.7 percent in the previous quarter.
These data are from the BLS Compensation Cost Trends program. Compensation costs (also known as employment costs) include wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits. Data are subject to revision. Learn more in "Employment Cost Index—September 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1677.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs in State and local government, September 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/oct/wk5/art05.htm (visited February 10, 2016).
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