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Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - Field Definitions

Compensation Component

Indicates the form of compensation provided by the employer.

Employer/Employee Characteristics

Indicates the industry, occupation, region, establishment size, full/part time status, or union status within which the compensation is made.


Indicates the classification of the employer providing the compensation (i.e. Private vs. Public Sector).


Last Modified Date: November 01, 2002