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Employee and self-employed contributions for government social insurance

Employee and self-employed contributions for government social insurance (formerly called personal contributions for government social insurance) consist of the contributions, or payments, by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following government programs: Social Security (Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance); Hospital Insurance (Medicare Part A); Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare Parts B and D); unemployment insurance; railroad retirement; veterans' life insurance; and temporary disability insurance. These contributions are excluded from personal income by definition, but the components of personal income upon which these contributions are based-- mainly wages and salaries and proprietors' income-- are presented gross of these contributions. See also Earnings by place of work, Net labor earnings, and Personal income.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Employee and self-employed contributions for government social insurance please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA04 SA05 SA05H SA05N
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA04 CA05 CA05N
  • In the quarterly state personal income category: SQ4 SQ5 SQ5H SQ5N