NCS News Releases

Employee Benefits in the United States

July 25, 2014
Medical care benefits were available to 86 percent of full-time private industry workers in March 2014 versus 23 percent of part-time workers. Paid sick leave was available to 74 percent of full- time private and 24 percent of part-time private workers. More...
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Employment Cost Index (ECI)

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. More...
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Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC)

September 10, 2014
Private industry employers spent an average of $30.11 per hour worked for employee compensation in June 2014. Wages and salaries averaged $21.02 and benefits averaged $9.09, of which retirement and savings plans averaged $1.23 per hour worked. More...
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Archived NCS News Releases

  • ECI Archives - Complete set of ECI news releases from 1976.
  • ECEC Archives - Complete set of ECEC news releases from 1986.
  • Employee Benefits—latest benefit news releases.
    • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2013 (TXT) (PDF)
    • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2012 (TXT) (PDF)
    • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2011 (TXT) (PDF)
    • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2010 (TXT) (PDF)
    • Health Plan Provision in State and Local Government in the United States, 2011 (PDF)
    • Employee Benefits in State and Local Government, September 2007 (HTML) (PDF)
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  • NCS Regional News Releases
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