April 30, 2004
Compensation costs in private industry rose 3.9 percent in the year ended March 2004, compared with a 3.8 percent increase in March 2003.
The components of compensation continued to show significant differences. For private industry workers, wages and salaries rose 2.6 percent in the year ended March 2004, compared with a gain of 7.0 percent for benefits.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs up 3.9 percent in private industry over the year on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/apr/wk4/art05.htm (visited May 24, 2015).
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