NCS News Releases

Employee Benefits in the United States

July 24, 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. More...
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Employment Cost Index (ECI)

April 30, 2015
Compensation costs up 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2014 to March 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries up 2.6 percent, and benefits rose 2.7 percent. More...
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Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC)

June 10, 2015
Private employers spent an average of $31.65 per hour worked for compensation in March 2015. Health insurance was the largest individual employer benefit cost at $2.43, accounting for 7.7 percent of total compensation costs. 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 2014 (TXT) (PDF)
    • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2013 (TXT) (PDF)
    • Health Plan Provision in State and Local Government in the United States, 2011 (PDF)
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  • NCS Regional News Releases
  • ECI Regional News Releases