BLS: N.E. employer compensation costs total $40.48 per hour in Dec.

THE NORTHEAST reported the highest compensation costs per hour in private industry for December. The Northeast comprises the Middle Atlantic and New England regions. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
THE NORTHEAST reported the highest compensation costs per hour in private industry for December. The Northeast comprises the Middle Atlantic and New England regions. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – Private-industry employers in New England paid $40.48 per hour worked in combined wages, salary and benefits in December 2017, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Thursday. New England has the second-highest employer costs per hour in the study behind the Middle Atlantic region, which had employer costs of $41.08 per…

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