Leave benefits in 2007

August 30, 2007

Paid leave was the most commonly provided employee benefit in the private sector in March 2007.

Percent of workers with access to leave benefits, all workers, private industry, March 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

Paid holidays and vacations were available to 77 percent of employees.

Paid jury duty and paid funeral leave benefits were also common, available to 71 and 69 percent of workers, respectively.

Additionally, forty-nine percent of the workers had paid military leave benefits.

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more about benefits in "Employee Benefits in Private Industry, 2007," (PDF) (TXT) USDL 07-1282, and in "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2007," (PDF) Summary 07-05.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Leave benefits in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/aug/wk4/art04.htm (visited September 29, 2016).


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