Benefit costs for State and local government workers jump over the year

August 06, 2003

Benefit costs for State and local government rose sharply for the year ending June 2003, increasing 6.8 percent, compared with an increase of 4.6 percent for the year ending June 2002.

12-month percent changes in Employment Cost Index, wages and salaries and benefit costs for State and local government, June 1998-June 2003
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The over-the-year increase in wages and salaries for June 2003 was 3.1 percent in State and local government, compared with a gain of 3.2 percent for June 2002.

These data are from the BLS Compensation Cost Trends program. The data in this article are not seasonally adjusted. Learn more in "Employment Cost Index—June 2003" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 03-402.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Benefit costs for State and local government workers jump over the year on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/aug/wk1/art03.htm (visited September 19, 2014).

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