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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 0.8% Dec 2016-Mar 2017 and up 2.4% over the year ending Mar 2017


Compensation costs increased 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2016 to March 2017. Over the year, compensation rose 2.4 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.5 percent, and benefits rose 2.2 percent.
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Civilian compensation costs average $35.28 per hour worked in March 2017


Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $24.10 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $11.18 for benefits in March 2017. Health insurance was the largest employer benefit cost at $2.94, accounting for 8.3 percent of total compensation costs.

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