Due to data processing problems, the December 2013 and March 2014 Employer Costs for Employee Compensation estimates for the management, professional, and related occupational group and sub-groups are incorrect as published. The database and historical listings will be corrected soon. The upcoming news release for June 2014 estimates is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2014. Historical news releases will not be corrected.
July 31, 2014
Compensation costs up 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March-
June 2014. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries 1.8 percent,
and benefits 2.5 percent.
June 11, 2014
Private employers spent an average of $29.99 per hour worked for compensation in March 2014. Health
insurance was the largest individual employer benefit cost at $2.36, accounting for 7.9 percent of total
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