Compensation costs in state and local government up 4.1 percent in 2007
February 06, 2008
Compensation costs for state and local government workers increased 4.1 percent for the year ended December 2007, the same as for the year ended December 2006.
For the year ended December 2007, wages and salaries for state and local government workers rose 3.5 percent, also the same as the increase for the 12-month period ended December 2006.
Benefit costs increased 5.5 percent for the 12-month period ended December 2007 compared to 5.2 percent for the previous year.
These data are from the BLS Compensation Cost Trends program. Compensation costs (also known as employment costs) include wages, salaries, and employer costs for employee benefits. For more information, see "Employment Cost Index -- December 2007" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 08-0129.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs in state and local government up 4.1 percent in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/feb/wk1/art03.htm (visited July 30, 2016).
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