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Medical care benefits available to 69% of private industry workers in March 2018


Small establishments in private industry provided access for medical care benefits to 55 percent of workers in March 2018. These benefits were available to 83 percent of workers in medium size establishments and 88 percent in large establishments.

Compensation costs up 0.8% Jun 2018 to Sep 2018 and up 2.8% over the year ending Sep 2018


Compensation costs increased 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2018 to September 2018. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.9 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.6 percent.
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State and local government compensation costs average $50.03 per hour worked in Sept


Employer costs for state and local government workers averaged $31.23 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $18.80 for benefits in September 2018. State and local government health benefit costs averaged $5.78 per hour worked.
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