Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Changing Compensation Costs - March 2010

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 0.8 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Wash. metropolitan area for the year ended in March 2010, according to a press release issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.

Statistical highlights include:
  • Wages and salaries, the largest portion of total compensation, advanced 1.3 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton metropolitan area.

  • Nationally, total compensation costs increased 1.6 percent and wages and salaries, 1.5 percent for the year ending in March 2010.

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