Time off most common benefit
July 17, 2002
Paid time off continued to be the most prevalent benefit available to workers in private establishments in 2000. Paid vacations were available to 80 percent of employees and paid holidays to 77 percent of employees in private industry.
In 2000, 52 percent participated in medical care plans. Forty-eight percent were covered by retirement benefits of at least one type, either a defined benefit plan (19 percent) or a defined contribution plan (36 percent), with approximately 7 percent of employees enrolled in both types of plans.
Life insurance was available to over half of all employees in private industry.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Time off most common benefit on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jul/wk3/art03.htm (visited August 29, 2015).
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