Compensation costs increased 1.3 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to September 2021. Over the year, total compensation rose 3.7 percent, wages and salaries rose 4.2 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.5 percent.
Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $25.89 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.76 in June 2021. Health insurance benefit costs were $2.63 per hour, accounting for 7.2 percent of total compensation costs.
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