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Table 11. Wage and salary costs of training per employee by selected establishment characteristics, May-October 1995



Table 11.  Wage and salary costs of training per employee by
selected establishment characteristics, May-October 1995

                                       Wage and salary costs
                                                    
   Characteristics                Total      Formal     Informal
                                            training    training
           
                                                    
        TOTAL
                                               
        All employees1         $  646.9    $  224.1       $422.8
                                               
       Industry                                

Mining                            741.9       418.0       323.8
Construction                      746.5       195.0       551.6
Manufacturing:                             
 Durables goods                   815.2       346.5       468.6
 Nondurables goods                591.9       353.8       238.1
Transportation,                            
communications,and                471.3       236.8       234.5
public utilities
Wholesale trade                   542.6       149.4       393.1
Retail trade                      463.4        49.1       414.2
Finance,insurance,                878.9       235.3       643.6
and real estate
Services                          718.1       252.4       465.7
                                               
  Establishment size                           

50 to 99 employees                462.0       110.2       351.8
100 to 499 employees              654.3       215.3       439.0
500 employees or more             753.5       307.5       446.0
                                               
  Number of selected                           
    establishment
      benefits2
           
Fewer than 4                      704.2        52.8       651.4
4 or 5                            451.2       167.9       283.3
6 or 7                            575.8       249.1       326.7
8 or more                         890.0       274.3       615.7
                                               
  Number of selected                           
    establishment
   work practices3

0                                 814.0       181.2       632.8
1 or 2                            356.1        73.7       282.5
3 or 4                            730.6       231.3       499.3
5 or 6                            685.4       321.9       363.5
7 or more                         846.3       380.1       466.2
                                               
 Presence of contract                          
      employees
           
None                             512.8       142.0       370.8
Some                             797.1       316.1       481.0        
                                                    
    Turnover rate4
           
 Low                             886.6       546.2       340.4
 Medium                          712.4       243.4       469.0
 High                            501.6       137.7       364.0
                                               
Employment change over                         
  the last 3 months
           
Declining                        643.5       205.9       437.6
Stable                           528.4       184.1       344.3
Increasing                       687.1       244.9       442.2
                                               
 Part-time employment                          
           
None                             724.3       247.6       476.7
Some, but less than 10%          651.0       253.5       397.5
10 percent or more               607.4       191.4       416.0


1  Employees working in establishments of 50 or more
employees.
2  The survey questionnaire asked respondents of the
establishment to select which, if any, of 11 listed benefits
they provided to their employees.
3  The survey questionnaire asked respondents of the
establishment to select which, if any, of nine listed
workplace practices they used at their establishment.
4  A turnover rate of less than 1.0 percent of average
employment over the prior three months was defined as low, 1
to 25 percent was considered medium, and 25 percent or
greater was considered high.

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