March 9, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State and local government employee benefits, March 2010

Percentage with access to and participation in retirement and health care benefits, State and local government workers, March 2010
Benefit Access Participation
Retirement benefits

Defined-benefit plans

   

State

87 78

Local

83 79

Defined-contribution plans

   

State

43 25

Local

24 14
Health care

Medical care

   

State

94 82

Local

86 69

Outpatient prescription drug coverage

   

State

93 82

Local

84 68

Dental care

   

State

59 52

Local

53 45

Vision care

   

State

49 37

Local

33 28

These data are featured in the TED article, State and local government employee benefits, March 2010.

 

Percentage with access to paid leave benefits, State and local government workers, March 2010
Benefit Percent of State government workers Percent of local government workers

Paid jury duty leave

94 90

Paid sick leave

94 88

Paid funeral leave

90 83

Paid holidays

90 60

Paid military leave

88 71

Paid vacations

86 51

Paid personal leave

54 61

Paid family leave

19 16

These data are featured in the TED article, State and local government employee benefits, March 2010.

 

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