Compensation costs in March 2013: state and local government workers
May 01, 2013
Compensation costs for state and local government workers increased 1.9 percent for the 12-month period ending March 2013. In March 2012 the increase was 1.5 percent.
|Total compensation||Wages and salaries||Benefits|
Wages and salaries were up 1.0 percent for the 12-month period ending March 2013, the same as the March 2012 change. Prior values for this series, which began in June 1982, ranged from 1.0 percent to 8.5 percent.
Benefit costs increased 3.5 percent in March 2013, up from the March 2012 increase of 2.3 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs in March 2013: state and local government workers on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130501.htm (visited July 28, 2017).
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