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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 0.6% Mar 2019 to Jun 2019 and up 2.7% over the year ending Jun 2019


Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2019 to June 2019. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.3 percent.
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Civilian compensation costs average $36.61 per employee hour worked in June 2019


Employer costs for civilian worker wages and salaries averaged $25.12 per hour worked and $11.48 for benefits in June 2019. Retirement and savings costs were $1.94, accounting for 5.3 percent of total compensation costs.
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