Variation in medical care benefits by occupation, 2008
September 25, 2008
Among the five major occupational groups, the percentage in private industry with access to medical care benefits ranged from 46 percent for service workers to 86 percent for management, professional, and related employees in March 2008.
For sales and office workers, the proportion with access to such benefits was 71 percent. For natural resources, construction, and maintenance workers, the proportion was 77 percent and for production, transportation, and material moving workers, the proportion was 78 percent.
Overall, 71 percent of private-industry workers had access to medical care benefits in March 2008.
These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Find out more in National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2008, BLS Bulletin 2715.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Variation in medical care benefits by occupation, 2008 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/sept/wk4/art04.htm (visited October 17, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.
Profile of the labor force by educational attainment
A look at the educational attainment of the U.S. labor force and how it has changed over time.
Women in the workforce before, during, and after the Great Recession
A look at trends and projections in the labor force participation of women from the 1950s to 2024.