This page provides further information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for the March 2020 Employee Benefits in the United States news release.
Data for Employee Benefits in the United States are collected by BLS field economists contacting establishment respondents. Respondents may provide information through personal visits, phone, email, electronic file transmission, fax, and mail. Field economists discontinued personal visits in mid-March and relied on the other data collection methods.
The response rate for collected benefits data was 95.9 percent for the March 2020 release.
To help users evaluate the reliability of estimates for Employee Benefits in the United States, standard errors are available for the news release (HTML) (PDF) (XLSX). All published estimates and standard errors are also available through the query tool and Excel dataset (XLSX).
There were no changes to estimation methods for the March 2020 Employee Benefits in the United States news release. Benchmarking by industry was conducted using March 2020 (third closing) data from the Current Employment Statistics.
Last Modified Date: September 24, 2020