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Retirement benefits available to 66 percent of private industry workers in March 2015

07/24/2015

Retirement benefit access for private workers ranged from 31 percent for the lowest 10 percent of wage earners to 88 percent for the highest 10 percent. Nonunion workers paid 22 percent of single coverage medical premiums and union workers paid 13 percent.
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Compensation costs little changed at 0.2% Mar-Jun 2015 and 2.0% over the year ending June

07/31/2015

Compensation costs little changed at 0.2 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March to June 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.8 percent.
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In March private employers spend $2.43 per hour worked for employee health benefits

06/10/2015

Private employers spent an average of $31.65 per hour worked for compensation in March 2015. Health insurance was the largest individual employer benefit cost at $2.43, accounting for 7.7 percent of total compensation costs.
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