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Life insurance is available to 57% of private industry workers in March 2022


Life insurance was available to 57 percent of private industry workers in March 2022. Access to life insurance plans ranged from 27 percent for workers in service occupations to 79 percent in management, professional, and related occupations.
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//ECI QCT test 03172023// CJC2-Compensation costs up 0.8% Dec 2021 to Aug 2022 and up 2....


//ECI QCT Test 03172023// CJC2-Compensation costs increased 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2021 to August 2022. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.7 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.8 percent.
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Private industry union benefit costs average $21.24 per hour worked in September 2022


Employer costs for private industry union workers averaged $31.95 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $21.24 for benefits in September 2022. Nonunion wage and salary costs averaged $27.56 per hour worked while benefit costs averaged $10.81.
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