NCS News Releases

Employee Benefits in the United States

July 17, 2013
Medical care benefits were available to 85 percent of full-time private industry workers in March 2013 versus 24 percent of part-time workers. Paid sick leave was available to 74 percent of full- time and 24 percent of part-time workers. More...

Employment Cost Index (ECI)

January 31, 2014
Wages and salaries rose 0.6 percent and benefit costs rose 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September to December 2013. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries rose 1.9 percent, and benefits rose 2.2 percent. More...

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC)

March 12, 2014
Private industry employers spent an average of $29.63 per hour worked for employee compensation in December 2013. Private industry costs averaged $2.05 per hour worked for paid leave benefits and $2.43 for legally required benefits. More...

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 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
  • ECI Regional News Releases