Growth in compensation costs for State and local government workers during the year ended September 2003
November 05, 2003
State and local government compensation costs increased 3.6 percent for the year ended September 2003, compared to an over-the-year gain of 3.8 percent in September 2002.
Although over-the-year compensation gains remained relatively constant for the years ended September 2002 and September 2003, the components of compensation continued to show significant differences.
While increases in wages and salaries slowed, benefit costs accelerated during the year ended September 2003. Wages and salaries rose a modest 2.3 percent for State and local government workers, while benefits increased 6.7 percent for the year ending September 2003.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Growth in compensation costs for State and local government workers during the year ended September 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/nov/wk1/art03.htm (visited October 25, 2014).
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