Retirement and medical care benefits in 2008
August 08, 2008
Sixty-one percent of private industry employees had access to paid retirement benefits in March 2008, compared with 89 percent of State and local government employees.
Medical care benefits were available to 71 percent of private industry workers, compared with 87 percent among government workers.
Virtually all full-time employees in State and local government had access to retirement and medical benefits: 99 and 98 percent, respectively. In private industry, only 71 percent of full-time workers had access to retirement benefits and 85 percent to medical care.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Retirement and medical care benefits in 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/aug/wk1/art05.htm (visited December 18, 2014).
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