Employee benefits in private industry and state and local government, March 2012
July 26, 2012
In March 2012, among workers in private industry, medical care benefits were offered to 41 percent of workers in service occupations and 87 percent of workers in management, professional, and related occupations.
In private industry, medical care benefits were offered to 24 percent of part-time workers and 86 percent of full-time workers. Twenty-three percent of part-time workers had access to paid sick leave, compared with 75 percent of full-time workers.
For workers in service occupations, access rates were higher in state and local government than in private industry. For example, 83 percent of state and local government workers were offered retirement benefits, compared with 40 percent of private industry workers.
Among workers in state and local government, retirement and medical benefits were offered to 99 percent of full-time workers and paid sick leave to 98 percent.
These data are from the National Compensation Survey – Benefits program. To learn more, see "Employee Benefits in the United States — March 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-1380. Employees are considered to have access to a benefit plan if it is available for their use.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employee benefits in private industry and state and local government, March 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120726.htm (visited October 26, 2016).
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