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Paid sick leave available to 75% of private industry workers in March 2020


Paid sick leave was available to 75 percent of private industry workers. Among industries, access to paid sick leave ranged from 52 percent of workers in leisure and hospitality to 93 percent of workers in financial activities and information.
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Compensation costs up 0.5% Jun 2020 to Sep 2020 and up 2.4% over the year ending Sep 2020


Compensation costs rose 0.5 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2020 to September 2020. Over the year, compensation rose 2.4 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.5 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.3 percent.
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State and local government compensation costs average $52.94 per hour worked in Sep 2020


Wage and salary costs for state and local government workers averaged $32.74 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $20.20 in September 2020. Health insurance costs were $6.06 per hour, accounting for 11.4 percent of total compensation costs.
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