October 30, 2000
Benefit costs for State and local government workers changed 0.1 percent during the June-September 2000 period (seasonally adjusted); this was down from a gain of 0.5 percent in the June quarter.
Compensation costs—wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits—for State and local government workers increased 0.6 percent during the June-September 2000 period; in the June period, it was 0.8 percent.
Wages and salaries rose 0.8 percent in the quarter ended in September, the same increase as the previous quarter.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Small change in benefit costs for State and local government workers on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/oct/wk5/art01.htm (visited April 28, 2016).
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