BLS Introduces New Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Data for Private Industry Workers in 15 Metropolitan Areas

Source: Albert E. Schwenk, Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 28, 2009

This article introduces a new addition to the National Compensation Survey Employer Costs for Employee Compensation data series. Available until now only for the Nation as a whole and for large geographic areas, the cost per hour worked for compensation, wages and salaries, and employee benefits are now published for 15 selected metropolitan areas as well. The article also provides a description of how the areas were selected and an overview of what the data show.

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