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...

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...

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...

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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