Employment Cost Index (ECI), by Total Compensation, by Occupation and

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 629):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 47 rows and 13 columns.

As of December. The ECI is a measure of the rate of change in compensation (wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits). Data are not seasonally adjusted: 1985 based on fixed employment counts from 1970 Census of Population; 1990 based on fixed employment counts from the 1980 Census of Population; 1995 to 2005, based primarily on 1990 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey; beginning in 2006, based primarily on 2002 OES Survey


  1. Includes private industry and state and local
    government workers and excludes farm, household, and federal government
  2. Consists of executive, legislative, judicial, administrative,
    and regulatory activities.
  3. Includes library, social, and health services. Formerly called
    hospitals and other services.
  4. Excludes farm and household workers.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.