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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 0.5% Mar 2020 to Jun 2020 and up 2.7% over the year ending Jun 2020


Compensation costs rose 0.5 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2020 to June 2020. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.2 percent.
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Civilian workers compensation costs average $37.73 per hour worked in March 2020


Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $25.91 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $11.82 for benefits in March 2020. Compensation costs were $13.15 at the 10th wage percentile, $28.40 at the median, and $74.17 at the 90th percentile.
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