In economic news:

Thirty-nine percent of private industry workers and 63 percent of state and local government workers had access to wellness benefits in 2017, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. Access to wellness programs varied more widely by occupation for workers in private industry than for workers in state and local government. In private industry, access to wellness programs ranged from 22 percent of workers in service occupations to 55 percent of workers in professional and related occupations. In state and local government, 59 percent of workers in service occupations had access to wellness programs, as did 66 percent of workers in production, transportation, and material moving occupations.

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