Employment Cost Index

The Employment Cost Index is a quarterly series published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that tracks movement in the cost of labor, as measured by wages and benefits, at all levels of a company. Wages track the amount employers pay in salaries and hourly labor, while benefits measure a combination of health insurance, paid time off, and retirement …

Unemployment Rate

The US Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of total employees in the United States that are a part of the labor force but are without a job. It is one of the most widely followed indicators of the health of the US labor market and economy. Historically, the US Unemployment Rate reached as high as 10.80% in 1982 and 9.9% …