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Worker participation rate for employer-sponsored medical care benefits is 52% in March


The participation rate for employer-sponsored medical care benefits for civilian workers was 52 percent in March 2016. The participation rate was 49 percent for private workers and 73 percent for state and local government workers.

Compensation costs up 0.6% Mar 2016-June 2016 and up 2.3% over the year ending June


Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2016 to June 2016. Over the year, compensation rose 2.3 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.5 percent, and benefits rose 2.0 percent.
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In March private employers spend $2.44 per hour worked for employee health benefits


Private employers spent an average of $32.06 per hour worked for compensation in March 2016. Health insurance was the largest individual employer benefit cost at $2.44, accounting for 7.6 percent of total compensation costs.

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