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Access, participation, and take-up rates for retirement benefits

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) corrected the 2017 National Compensation Survey - Benefits participation and take-up rate estimates for retirement benefits on the public database on October 18, 2018 and 2013-2016 estimates on December 11, 2018.

Civilian workers, private industry workers, state and local government workers

  • Access rates for retirement benefits
  • Access rates for defined benefit plans
  • Access rates for defined contribution plans
  • Participation rates for retirement benefits
  • Participation rates for defined benefit plans
  • Participation rates for defined contribution plans
  • Take-up rates for retirement benefits
  • Take-up rates for defined benefit plans
  • Take-up rates for defined contribution plans.

The following publications contain estimates of participation and take-up rates for retirement benefits for the reference periods affected. Impacted news releases, bulletins, and articles will not be republished to reflect these corrections. The corrected data are available through the public database query tools and correction spreadsheet.

Employee Benefits in the United States: News Releases

Employee Benefits in the United States: Bulletins

Monthly Labor Review

The Economics Daily

Beyond the Numbers      

This page will be updated periodically as the evaluation of the errors progresses.