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Long-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement Standard Errors

Table 17. Standard errors for long-term disability plans:
Employee contribution requirement, private industry
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2008

(All workers with long-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution
not required

All workers

0.5

0.5

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

0.9

0.9

    Management, business, and financial

1.0

1.0

    Professional and related

1.1

1.1

Service

1.6

1.6

Sales and office

0.7

0.7

    Sales and related

1.5

1.5

    Office and administrative support

0.9

0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.6

1.6

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.0

2.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.0

2.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.4

1.4

    Production

1.7

1.7

    Transportation and material moving

1.7

1.7

Full time

0.6

0.6

Part time

2.0

2.0

Union

1.0

1.0

Nonunion

0.6

0.6

Average wage within the following percentiles:1

   

    10 to under 25

1.7

1.7

    25 to under 50

1.2

1.2

    50 to under 75

0.8

0.8

    75 to under 90

1.0

1.0

    90 or greater

1.3

1.3

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

1.2

1.2

    Construction

1.9

1.9

    Manufacturing

1.3

1.3

Service-providing industries

0.6

0.6

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.4

1.4

        Wholesale trade

1.9

1.9

        Retail trade

3.2

3.2

        Transportation and warehousing

1.8

1.8

        Utilities

6.0

6.0

    Financial activities

1.0

1.0

        Finance and insurance

1.0

1.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1.6

1.6

            Insurance carriers and related activities

1.4

1.4

    Professional and business services

2.4

2.4

        Professional and technical services

2.9

2.9

    Education and health services

1.5

1.5

        Educational services

1.6

1.6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.8

1.8

        Health care and social assistance

1.9

1.9

    Other services

2.1

2.1

1 to 99 workers

0.8

0.8

    1 to 49 workers

1.1

1.1

    50 to 99 workers

0.9

0.9

100 workers or more

0.7

0.7

    100 to 499 workers

0.9

0.9

    500 workers or more

1.0

1.0

Geographic areas

   

Metropolitan areas

0.6

0.6

Nonmetropolitan areas

1.8

1.8

New England

1.6

1.6

Middle Atlantic

1.2

1.2

East North Central

0.9

0.9

West North Central

1.4

1.4

South Atlantic

1.0

1.0

East South Central

2.9

2.9

West South Central

1.9

1.9

Mountain

2.9

2.9

Pacific

2.0

2.0

Footnotes:

1The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2007." See Technical Note for more details.

NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria.