Retirement plans in 2006

August 25, 2006

Fifty-one percent of employees in private industry participated in a retirement plan in March 2006.

Percent of workers participating in retirement plans, private industry, National Compensation Survey, March 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

Twenty-percent of employees participated in defined benefit retirement plans, and 43 percent in defined contribution plans. (Some employees participate in both types.)

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more in "Employee Benefits in Private Industry, 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1482 and in "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2006," (PDF) Summary 06-05.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Retirement plans in 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk3/art05.htm (visited September 29, 2016).

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