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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 0.6% Mar 2018 to Jun 2018 and up 2.8% over the year ending Jun 2018


Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2018 to June 2018. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.8 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.9 percent.
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Civilian compensation costs average $36.32 per hour worked in March 2018


Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $24.77 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $11.55 for benefits in March 2018. Health insurance was the largest employer benefit cost at $3.03, accounting for 8.3 percent of total compensation costs.

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