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Paid sick leave available to 77% of private industry workers in March 2021


Paid sick leave was available to 77 percent of private industry workers. Among occupations, access to paid sick leave ranged from 59 percent of workers in service occupations to 93 percent in management, professional, and related occupations.
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Compensation costs up 1.3% Mar 2022 to Jun 2022 and up 5.1% over the year ending Jun 2022


Compensation costs increased 1.3 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2022 to June 2022. Over the year, total compensation rose 5.1 percent, wages and salaries rose 5.3 percent, and benefit costs rose 4.8 percent.
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Civilian workers compensation costs average $40.90 per hour worked in March 2022


Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $28.16 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $12.74 for benefits in March 2022. Compensation costs were $15.60 at the 10th wage percentile, $31.39 at the median, and $78.58 at the 90th percentile.
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