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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 0.7% Dec 2018 to Mar 2019 and up 2.8% over the year ending Mar 2019


Compensation costs increased 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2018 to March 2019. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent, and benefit costs rising 2.6 percent.
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Civilian compensation costs average $36.77 per hour worked in March 2019


Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $25.22 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $11.55 for benefits in March 2019. Health insurance was the largest employer benefit cost at $3.06, accounting for 8.3 percent of total compensation costs.
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