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.
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.
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 December 22, 2014).