Employment costs paid to U.S. municipal workers rose during a somewhat faster gait in a initial 3 months of a year compared to a prior quarter, as salary and salaries gained steam.
The Labor Department says altogether remuneration was adult 0.6 percent in a initial entertain compared to a 0.5 percent arise in a final 3 months of 2015.
Wages and salaries, that comment for 70 percent of remuneration costs, rose 0.7 percent in a initial entertain compared to a 0.5 percent allege in a fourth quarter. Benefits costs, that cover pensions and health insurance, increasing 0.5 percent in a initial quarter, down from a prior 0.6 percent increase.
The medium initial entertain allege in remuneration showed acceleration pressures sojourn good contained.