Employment Cost Index

MarketWatch  Jan 30  Comment 
An index that measures the price of U.S. labor moderated in the fourth quarter. The employment cost index climbed 0.6% in the fourth quarter after a 0.7% increase in both the second and the third quarters. The gain was in line with Wall Street...
MarketWatch  Jan 29  Comment 
For financial markets, the fourth-quarter reading of employment costs on Friday will be more important than the fourth-quarter GDP data released at same time.
StreetInsider.com  Oct 31  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Economic+Data/Q3+Employment+Cost+Index+0.7%25+vs+0.5%25+Expected/9961962.html for the full story.
MarketWatch  Oct 31  Comment 
The employment cost index measuring the price of U.S. labor rose 0.7% for the second straight quarter to mark the biggest back-to-back gain since 2008, suggesting that businesses are facing rising labor costs. Economists polled by MarketWatch had...
Clusterstock  Oct 31  Comment 
247WallSt  Aug 7  Comment 
Friday morning will bring the quarterly report on nonfarm productivity and unit labor costs. With the Employment Cost Index from last week having shown a pop much higher for the second quarter, economists and market watchers will likely be paying...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 1  Comment 
By Tim Duy: The employment cost index is bearing the blame for today's market sell-off. Sam Ro at Business Insider reports: ...traders agree that today's sell-off is probably due to one stat: the 0.7% jump in the employment cost index (ECI)...
247WallSt  Jul 31  Comment 
The markets have been digesting much employment data ahead of Friday’s unemployment report, but now the market will have to deal with some wage inflation. A Labor Department report on Thursday morning showed an uptick in weekly jobless claims,...
Yahoo  Jul 31  Comment 
Though economists cautioned against reading too much into the rise in the employment cost index, they said a tightening jobs market suggested wage growth would soon accelerate significantly. Most members of the Federal Reserve appear to believe it...
StreetInsider.com  Jul 31  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Economic+Data/UPDATE%3A+Employment+Cost+Index+0.7%25+vs+0.5%25+Expected/9707332.html for the full story.
MarketWatch  Jul 31  Comment 
An index that measures the price of U.S. labor rose in the second quarter at the fastest pace since the fall of 2008, largely because of higher retirement and health-care benefits. The employment cost index climbed 0.7% in the second quarter after...

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