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Retirement benefits available to 66 percent of private industry workers in March 2015


Retirement benefit access for private workers ranged from 31 percent for the lowest 10 percent of wage earners to 88 percent for the highest 10 percent. Nonunion workers paid 22 percent of single coverage medical premiums and union workers paid 13 percent.

Compensation costs up 0.6% Sept 2015-Dec 2015 and up 2.0% over the year ending Dec


Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2015 to December 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.7 percent.
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State and local government compensation costs average $44.66 per hour worked in Sept


Employer costs for state and local government workers averaged $28.45 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $16.21 for benefits in September 2015. State and local government health benefit costs averaged $5.20 per hour worked.

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