Employment Cost Index (ECI)
This quarterly measure indicates changes in the labor costs. Developed in the mid-1970s, the measure provides monetary and fiscal policymakers means of monitoring and more accurately measuring overall employee compensation, including wages and benefits.
For more information on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), see the ECI technical notes. For the latest ECI news, see the Employment Cost Index news release on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website. For the convenience of our users, the data tables and graph below contain BLS data formatted for easier reference.
Data tables for United States, Dec 2005=100 (XLS 37 KB)