Employees are getting more expensive. But wages aren't rising. What is? Everything else that we call "compensation" -- especially health insurance, retirement benefits and contributions to Social Security and Medicare.
Take health care, alone: Between 1999 and 2012, workers' health care costs grew four times faster
than earnings, according to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. As for everything else, employer-paid benefits have increased from less than 10% of worker compensation in the 1960s to nearly 20% today, according to USA Today.
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