4Q Employment Cost Index Rose 0.8%

Ackerman, Andrew
February 2006
Bond Buyer;2/1/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32310, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the rise of employee compensation cost by 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005 according to the data released by the United States Labor Department. There was 1.1 percent increase of benefit costs for civilian workers. Wages and salaries for civilian workers increased 0.8 percent which was above the unrevised 0.6 percent increase posted in the previous quarter.


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