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Civilian workers' participation rate in medical care benefits is 52% in March 2017


Retirement and medical care benefits were available to 70 percent of civilian workers in March 2017. About two-thirds of private industry workers and 9 out of 10 state and local government workers had access to these benefits.

Compensation costs up 0.6% Sept to Dec 2017 and up 2.6% over the year ending Dec 2017


Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2017 to December 2017. Over the year, compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.5 percent, and benefits rose 2.5 percent.
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State and local government compensation costs average $48.78 per hour worked in Sept


Employer costs for state and local government workers averaged $30.54 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $18.24 for benefits in September 2017. State and local government health benefit costs averaged $5.65 per hour worked.

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