Ok, just when you were getting bored, here comes the Bureau of Labor Statistics with another page-turner! They’ve just released the latest National Compensation Survey, an annual effort to compile data on who has access to various kinds of employee benefit programs in the United States. Among the findings:
- Employer-provided medical care was available to 85 percent of full-time private industry workers. By contrast, only 24 percent of part-time workers had medical care benefits available.
- Retirement benefits followed a similar pattern: in private industry, 74 percent of full-time workers had access to a retirement plan, significantly higher than 37 percent of part-time workers.
- Paid sick leave benefits were also more commonly offered to full-time workers and those in medium and large establishments in private industry. Plans were offered to 74 percent of full-time workers and 24 percent of part-time workers.
Breakdowns of the data are available by type and size of employer, full-time vs. part-time worker, employee/employer shares of costs, and for other benefit programs like life insurance. Read the current press release and see the program home page for more information.