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U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Falls Further in February

The U.S. Payroll to Population rate, as measured by Gallup, was 43.3% in February, down from 43.6% in January. Gallup’s unadjusted U.S. unemployment rate increased to 8.0% last month from 7.8% in January. …read more  

Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Up 9%

Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health care insurance coverage increased 9% from 2010 to $15,073 this year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust 2011 Employer Health Benefits Survey released Tuesday, 27 Sept. 2011. On average, workers pay $4,129 and employers pay $10,944 toward those annual premiums. Premiums increased significantly faster than […]

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Health Care Benefits Optional But Not Expendable

From Workforce.com: Except for Social Security, workers’ compensation and a few state requirements, employers are free to choose whether to provide other benefits. With continually rising costs and the advent of health care reform, some companies are paring benefits. MetLife’s ninth annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends reveals that in the six months before March 2011, […]

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