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Private employer costs for pay and benefits rose 1.9 percent from June 2014 to June 2015

August 05, 2015

Private employer costs for pay and benefits increased 1.9 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. That was about the same as the increase from June 2013 to June 2014. Wages and salaries increased 2.2 percent from June 2014 to June 2015.

 

 

Over-the-year percent change in private employer costs per hour worked for wages and salaries and benefits, June 2001 to June 2015
Month Total compensation Wages and salaries All benefits Health benefits

Jun 2001

4.0 3.6 4.9 8.6

Sep 2001

4.0 3.5 4.9 8.7

Dec 2001

4.1 3.8 5.2 9.2

Mar 2002

3.8 3.5 4.4 10.5

Jun 2002

4.0 3.6 4.8 11.4

Sep 2002

3.5 3.1 4.3 11.2

Dec 2002

3.1 2.6 4.2 10.2

Mar 2003

3.6 2.9 5.7 9.8

Jun 2003

3.5 2.6 5.8 10.3

Sep 2003

3.9 3.0 6.3 10.1

Dec 2003

4.0 3.1 6.5 10.5

Mar 2004

3.8 2.6 6.8 9.3

Jun 2004

3.9 2.7 7.3 8.1

Sep 2004

3.8 2.6 6.7 7.3

Dec 2004

3.8 2.6 6.7 7.3

Mar 2005

3.5 2.7 5.5 7.5

Jun 2005

3.1 2.5 4.7 6.3

Sep 2005

2.9 2.3 4.5 6.7

Dec 2005

2.9 2.5 4.0 6.4

Mar 2006

2.6 2.4 3.0 4.8

Jun 2006

2.8 2.8 2.7 5.2

Sep 2006

3.0 3.0 2.8 4.9

Dec 2006

3.2 3.2 3.1 4.9

Mar 2007

3.2 3.6 2.2 4.9

Jun 2007

3.1 3.3 2.6 4.8

Sep 2007

3.1 3.4 2.4 4.8

Dec 2007

3.0 3.3 2.4 4.8

Mar 2008

3.2 3.2 3.2 4.6

Jun 2008

3.0 3.1 2.6 4.2

Sep 2008

2.8 2.9 2.4 3.9

Dec 2008

2.4 2.6 2.0 3.5

Mar 2009

1.9 2.0 1.6 4.6

Jun 2009

1.5 1.6 1.3 4.4

Sep 2009

1.2 1.4 1.1 4.6

Dec 2009

1.2 1.3 0.9 4.3

Mar 2010

1.6 1.5 2.0 4.5

Jun 2010

1.9 1.6 2.4 5.0

Sep 2010

2.0 1.6 2.8 4.8

Dec 2010

2.1 1.8 2.9 5.0

Mar 2011

2.0 1.6 3.0 3.4

Jun 2011

2.3 1.7 4.0 3.6

Sep 2011

2.1 1.7 3.3 3.4

Dec 2011

2.2 1.6 3.6 3.5

Mar 2012

2.1 1.9 2.8 3.0

Jun 2012

1.8 1.8 1.9 2.4

Sep 2012

1.9 1.8 2.2 2.3

Dec 2012

1.8 1.7 2.0 2.1

Mar 2013

1.9 1.7 2.0 3.0

Jun 2013

1.9 1.9 1.9 2.6

Sep 2013

1.9 1.8 2.0 2.7

Dec 2013

2.0 2.1 1.9 3.0

Mar 2014

1.7 1.7 1.8 2.4

Jun 2014

2.0 1.9 2.4 2.7

Sep 2014

2.3 2.3 2.3 2.6

Dec 2014

2.3 2.2 2.5 2.4

Mar 2015

2.8 2.8 2.6 2.5

Jun 2015

1.9 2.2 1.4 2.8

Employer costs for benefits rose 1.4 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. That was lower than the 2.4-percent increase from June 2013 to June 2014. Employer costs for health benefits increased 2.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015, about the same as in the previous 12-month period.

The 12-month increases in employer costs for health benefits ranged from 2.1 to 3.0 percent from March 2012 to June 2015. That compares with increases ranging from 3.4 to 5.2 percent from 2006 to 2011. From 2001 to 2005, increases in employer health benefits costs ranged from 6.3 to 11.4 percent.

These data are from the Employment Cost Trends program. To learn more, see "Employment Cost Index—June 2015" (HTML) (PDF). For more information about trends in employer costs for health benefits, see Employment Cost Index Health Benefits.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Private employer costs for pay and benefits rose 1.9 percent from June 2014 to June 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/private-employer-costs-for-pay-and-benefits-rose-from-june-2014-to-june-2015.htm (visited October 28, 2020).

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