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Private industry employer costs

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In June, private-industry employer costs for employee pay ranged broadly among the four geographic regions of the nation. In the West, average costs for compensation were $24.69 per hour, and the Midwest was $26.64 per hour. The lowest region was the South, at $24.69 per hour, while the highest was the Northeast, at $32 per… Continue Reading Private industry employer costs

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Employee wages second highest in the west

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The latest employee compensation Bureau of Labor Statistics shows private industry employee compensation ranged from $24.72 an hour in the southern United States to $32.13 in the northeast during March. In the midwest, employer costs were $26.75, and $29.52 in the west. For the first time, total compensation and benefits costs are available for 15 metropolitan areas across the four… Continue Reading Employee wages second highest in the west

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Employers took 1,521 mass layoff actions in January, which resulted in 182,261 workers losing their jobs, said the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 people from a single employer – and both layoff events and initial claims increased during January, after four consecutive decreases. Manufacturing had the most number of… Continue Reading Layoffs increase after four months of lower claims

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Colorado workplace deaths decrease

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It’s getting safer to go to work in Colorado and in the United States. Work-related fatalities in the state decreased by 24 during 2008 to 102 – the lowest since 2003 – and down from 126 during 2007. During 2008, the most frequent types of workplace fatalities were highway incidents, 30; being struck by an object… Continue Reading Colorado workplace deaths decrease

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Union membership drops during 2009

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Union membership is down across the country – but the Bureau of Labor Statistics believes the drop is due to the nation’s high unemployment rate. During 2009, union members represented 12.3 percent of the work force, slightly lower than the 12.4 percent during 2008. The number dropped to 15.3 million. Union membership has declined steadily… Continue Reading Union membership drops during 2009

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BLS reports employee compensation rates

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During September 2009, private industry costs for employee compensation in the Western states, including Colorado, was $29.44 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employer costs in the Midwest were $26.32, $24.40 in the South and $32.14 in the Northeast. Among private industry employers, overall costs averaged $27.49 per hour in the United… Continue Reading BLS reports employee compensation rates

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