April 28, 2000 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)
Employment costs rise in March
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the 3-month increase in compensation costs for civilian workers was 1.4 percent during the December 1999-March 2000 period, following a gain of 1.0 percent in September-December 1999.
Compensation costs for civilian workers (not seasonally adjusted) increased 4.3 percent for the year ended in March 2000. This compares with over-the-year increases of 3.0 percent in March 1999 and 3.3 percent in March 1998.
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