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Paid sick leave available to 77% of private industry workers in March 2021


Paid sick leave was available to 77 percent of private industry workers. Among occupations, access to paid sick leave ranged from 59 percent of workers in service occupations to 93 percent in management, professional, and related occupations.
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Compensation costs up 1.3% Jun 2021 to Sep 2021 and up 3.7% over the year ending Sep 2021


Compensation costs increased 1.3 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to September 2021. Over the year, total compensation rose 3.7 percent, wages and salaries rose 4.2 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.5 percent.
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Private industry compensation costs average $36.64 per hour worked in June 2021


Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $25.89 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.76 in June 2021. Health insurance benefit costs were $2.63 per hour, accounting for 7.2 percent of total compensation costs.
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