National Compensation Survey - Benefits produces comprehensive data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit plans.

PAY & BENEFITS, August 2013 volume 2/NUMBER 18

Paid leave in private industry over the past 20 years.

This article looks at the changes in employer costs and in different paid leave benefits for private industry workers over the past two decades.

Latest EBS News Release

Employee Benefits in the United States

July 25, 2014
Medical care benefits were available to 86 percent of full-time private industry workers in March 2014 versus 23 percent of part-time workers. Paid sick leave was available to 74 percent of full- time private and 24 percent of part-time private workers. More...

Current EBS News Releases

  • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2014 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2013 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2012 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2011 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Employee Benefits in State and Local Government, September 2007 (HTML) (PDF)


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Benefit Incidence & Provisions
Employee Benefits Survey
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National Compensation Survey - Benefits (Beginning with
2010 data)*
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*2007 to 2009 benefits data are not available in the National Compensation Survey data base.
For data during these years, see the NCS publication archive.


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Annual Bulletin on Benefit Coverage

National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2014

September 2014
Bulletin 2779
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Tables organized by ownership

Employee benefits data tables: United States, March 2014 (Tab view)

Tables organized by benefit

Employee benefits data tables: United States, March 2014 (Tab view)


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Appendix table 1 (HTML) (PDF)

Appendix table 2 (HTML) (PDF)



Annual Bulletin on Benefit Plan Details in Private Industry


Annual Bulletin on Benefit Plan Details in Government


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