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Compensation costs up 0.9% Dec 2020 to Mar 2021 and up 2.6% over the year ending Mar 2021

04/30/2021

Compensation costs increased 0.9 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2020 to March 2021. Over the year, total compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.7 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.5 percent.
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Private industry compensation costs average $36.23 per hour worked in December 2020

03/18/2021

Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $25.48 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.74 in December 2020. Supplemental pay costs were $1.25 per hour, accounting for 3.5 percent of total compensation costs.
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