The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides the only national comprehensive measure of employment cost trends, as well as benefits incidence and provisions data. As the index component of the NCS, the Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures changes in labor costs to employers on a quarterly and annual basis. Average hourly employer cost data for employee compensation (ECEC) is published quarterly, and details employer hourly cost for wages and benefits as well as employer costs for wages and benefits as a percentage of total compensation.
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The ECI is released quarterly and measures the change in the cost of labor, free from the influence of employment shifts among occupations and industries. It is designated as one of the principal Federal economic indicators, which are “major statistical series that describe the current condition of the economy” as a measure of labor inflation.
The ECEC is released quarterly and measures the average cost to employers for wages and salaries, and benefits per employee hour worked.
The EBS publication on benefit coverage is released annually and presents estimates of the incidence and key provisions of selected employee benefit plans.
This EBS publication on benefit plan details is released annually and presents estimates of the detailed provisions of employer-provided health and retirement plans.
The Work Stoppages Program provides data on union strikes and lockouts that occur in the United States. The data tables for work stoppages are posted monthly and an annual press release is issued that contains a chart of all strikes involving 1,000 workers that occurred in a calendar year.
Last Modified Date: June 30, 2011