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Employment Cost Index  
Released On 4/27/2018 8:30:00 AM For Q1:18
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
ECI - Q/Q change0.6 %0.7 %0.6 % to 0.8 %
ECI - Y/Y change2.6 %

Consensus Outlook
Modest acceleration is expected for the employment cost index which is expected to rise 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter compared to 0.6 percent in the third quarter. This report has been at expansion highs with wages and benefits both showing similar gains.

A measure of total employee compensation costs, including wages and salaries as well as benefits. The employment cost index (ECI) is the broadest measure of labor costs.  Why Investors Care
The employment cost index measured total compensation costs which include wages and salaries and also benefits. Benefits include vacations, but the primary mover is health insurance premiums.
Data Source: Haver Analytics

2018 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/314/277/3110/31
Release For: Q4:17Q1:18Q2:18Q3:18

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