Compensation costs for private industry workers up 1.7 percent in year ending March 2014
May 07, 2014
Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 1.7 percent over the year. In March 2013 the increase was 1.9 percent. Wages and salaries increased 1.7 percent for the current 12-month period ending March 2014, unchanged from March 2013. The increase in the cost of benefits was 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending March 2014. In March 2013, the increase in the cost of benefits was 2.0 percent.
|Date||Compensation (1)||Wages And Salaries||Benefits|
(1) Includes wages and salaries and benefits.
Among occupational groups, compensation cost increases for private industry workers for the 12-month period ending March 2014 ranged from 1.1 percent for service occupations to 1.9 percent for management, professional, and related; natural resource, construction, and maintenance; and production, transportation, and material moving occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs for private industry workers up 1.7 percent in year ending March 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140507.htm (visited December 19, 2014).
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