Commentary on the Employment Cost Index

2014  
First Quarter ECI for Leisure and Hospitality Industry reaches post-recession record high
Second Quarter At 2.0%, 12-month ECI continues four-plus year steady pace
2013  
Third Quarter (PDF, 425 KB) Higher growth in private sector wages/salaries and in the West
Second Quarter Annual growth in compensation costs, steady at 1.9%
2012  
Third Quarter ECI aligns with "Jobs Report" in signaling steadily strengthening employment picture
Second Quarter 12-month percent change in private sector benefit costs drops precipitously
First Quarter ECI essentially flat with increases reported throughout 2010 and 2011
2011  
Fourth Quarter Compensation cost increases continuing in a solid "holding Pattern"
Third Quarter Q3 employment cost index dips
Second Quarter Employment cost index highest since 2008
First Quarter Steady, slow currents in U.S. labor market waters
2010  
Fourth Quarter Labor costs inching up, but not enough to chill hiring: Cornell expert
Third Quarter Q3 provides further evidence of a soft, but non-recessionary private-sector labor market
Second Quarter Benefits Explain Why Employers’ Costs Rise, But Employees Might Feel Worse Off