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[Excerpt] This issue of BEYOND THE NUMBERS takes a look at wages and employee benefits (nonwage compensation that supports the well-being of workers and their families) for workers in the trade, transportation, and utilities industries. The benefits reviewed in this issue are: paid leave (coverage of one or more of paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid personal leave); insurance (healthcare, life, and disability), and retirement and savings (defined contribution and defined benefit). The data presented are the annual rate of change in total employer compensation costs (wages plus benefits); the employer costs per hour for total compensation; and the rate of employee access to paid leave, healthcare, and retirement benefits.


Suggested Citation
Stoltzfus, E. R. (2013). Compensation highlights in trade, transportation, and utilities industries. Beyond the Numbers (Vol. 2, No. 15). Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics.