Access to life insurance in March 2003

June 23, 2004

Workers in service occupations had far less access to life insurance in March 2003 than did white-collar or blue-collar workers.

Percent of workers with access to life insurance benefits, by occupational group, private industry, National Compensation Survey, March 2003
[Chart data—TXT]

At 56 percent, workers in white collar occupations had the highest access rate to life insurance. Access to life insurance among blue-collar workers was 53 percent. Among service workers, the rate was just 29 percent.

For all workers, the rate of access to life insurance averaged 50 percent.

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more in "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2003" (PDF), Summary 04-02.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Access to life insurance in March 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/jun/wk4/art03.htm (visited July 31, 2016).

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