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July 1988

Increases in employer costs for employee benefits dampen dramatically

Bradley R. Braden

The Employment Cost Index shows employer costs for employee benefits in 1987 rose at less than one-third the 1980 rate. This article examines benefit cost changes in private industry during the 1980-87 period.

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