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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 0.7% Sep 2020 to Dec 2020 and up 2.5% over the year ending Dec 2020


Compensation costs increased 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2020 to December 2020. Over the year, total compensation rose 2.5 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.6 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.3 percent.
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Private industry compensation costs average $36.23 per hour worked in December 2020


Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $25.48 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.74 in December 2020. Supplemental pay costs were $1.25 per hour, accounting for 3.5 percent of total compensation costs.
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