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Compensation costs up 0.7% Sep 2019 to Dec 2019 and up 2.7% over the year ending Dec 2019

01/31/2020

Compensation costs rose 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2019 to December 2019. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.2 percent.
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Private industry compensation costs average $34.72 per hour worked in December 2019

03/19/2020

Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $24.36 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.37 in December 2019. Supplemental pay costs were $1.19 per hour worked, accounting for 3.4 percent of total compensation costs.
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