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Retirement benefits available to 91% of state and local government workers in March 2019


Retirement benefits were available to 91 percent of state and local government workers. Sixty-nine percent of workers in the lowest 10 percent wage category and 95 percent of workers in the highest 10 percent wage category had access.

Compensation costs up 0.8% Dec 2019 to Mar 2020 and up 2.8% over the year ending Mar 2020


Compensation costs rose 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2019 to March 2020. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, with wages and salaries rising 3.1 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.1 percent.
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Private industry compensation costs average $34.72 per hour worked in December 2019


Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $24.36 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.37 in December 2019. Supplemental pay costs were $1.19 per hour worked, accounting for 3.4 percent of total compensation costs.
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