Employment Costs

Tuesday, July 26, 8:30 a.m.

Wage and benefit costs for private workers probably increased by 0.7% in the second quarter from the first, or about 3.1% from a year earlier. That's the median forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. The expected increase in employment costs would not be much different from the 3.2% yearly gain posted in the first quarter.

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