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Workers' compensation

Vocational rehabilitation plan costs, developed statistics by injury year, adjusted for average wage growth (2014 dollars) [1]

Description

Year
Average cost
Median cost
Total cost
($millions)
1998 $7,761 $4,483 $41.23
1999 8,197 4,671 47.59
2000 8,898 5,116 58.09
2001 8,876 5,116 58.09
2002 9,337 5,360 57.64
2003 9,355 5,079 55.17
2004 9,305 5,302 51.55
2005 9,605 5,390 52.40
2006 9,728 5,468 52.83
2007 9,833 5,626 53.94
2008 9,775 5,853 54.13
2009 9,560 5,719 47.55
2010 8,969 5,417 45.46
2011 9,079 5,412 43.92
2012 8,739 5,358 43.51

1. Data is from the Department of Labor and Industry claims database. The cost figures are "developed," meaning they are estimates (based on observed historical rates of claim development) of what the final numbers will be when all the cost data is reported. Costs are adjusted for average wage growth between the respective year and 2004.

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