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Retirement benefits available to 66 percent of private industry workers in March 2015


Retirement benefit access for private workers ranged from 31 percent for the lowest 10 percent of wage earners to 88 percent for the highest 10 percent. Nonunion workers paid 22 percent of single coverage medical premiums and union workers paid 13 percent.

Compensation costs little changed at 0.2% Mar-Jun 2015 and 2.0% over the year ending June


Compensation costs little changed at 0.2 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March to June 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.8 percent.

In June, private employers spent $1.24 per hour worked for employee retirement benefits


Private industry employers spent an average of $31.39 per hour worked for employee compensation in June 2015. Wages and salaries averaged $21.82, and benefits averaged $9.56, of which retirement and savings plans averaged $1.24 per hour worked.

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