Access to life insurance in March 2003
June 23, 2004
Workers in service occupations had far less access to life insurance in March 2003 than did white-collar or blue-collar workers.
At 56 percent, workers in white collar occupations had the highest access rate to life insurance. Access to life insurance among blue-collar workers was 53 percent. Among service workers, the rate was just 29 percent.
For all workers, the rate of access to life insurance averaged 50 percent.
These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more in "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2003" (PDF), Summary 04-02.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Access to life insurance in March 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/jun/wk4/art03.htm (visited April 25, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.