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Wages, benefit costs for State and local government workers both up 1.1 percent in past 3 months

July 30, 2001

Wages and salaries for State and local government workers increased 1.1 percent in the quarter ended in June; in the March 2001 quarter, the increase was 1.0 percent.

3-month percent changes in Employment Cost Index, benefits costs for State and local government, seasonally adjusted, Sep. 1999-June 2001
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Benefit costs for State and local government employees also rose 1.1 percent in the June quarter. In the December 2000-March 2001 period, benefit costs increased 1.2 percent.

The June 2001 over-the-year increase in wages and salaries in State and local government was 3.7 percent, identical with that recorded for June 2000. The 12-month gain in benefit costs for June 2001 was 3.4 percent; in June 2000, the gain was 3.1 percent.

These data are from the BLS Employment Cost Trends program. Learn more in "Employment Cost Index—June 2001," news release USDL 01-236.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Wages, benefit costs for State and local government workers both up 1.1 percent in past 3 months on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/july/wk5/art01.htm (visited November 23, 2014).

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