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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% from June 2016 to Sept 2016 and up 2.3% over the year


Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2016 to September 2016. Over the year, compensation rose 2.3 percent, with wages and salaries up 2.4 percent and benefits up 2.3 percent.
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Private employers spend $1.27 per hour worked for employee retirement benefits in June


Private industry employer compensation costs averaged $32.29 per hour worked in June 2016. Wages and salaries costs were $22.52 and total benefit costs were $9.77. Retirement costs were $1.27, accounting for 3.9 percent of total compensation costs.

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