Standard Errors
Establishments offering retirement and healthcare benefits

Table 1. Standard errors for establishments offering retirement and healthcare
benefits: private industry workers, March 2018
Characteristics Retirement benefits Healthcare
benefits
All plans1 Defined
benefit
Defined
contribution
All establishments
2.3
0.8
2.3
2.2
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
2.9
1.3
2.9
3.4
    Construction
2.8
1.9
2.8
4.0
    Manufacturing
5.2
1.3
5.1
6.6
Service-providing industries
2.6
0.9
2.6
2.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
2.0
1.2
2.1
2.9
        Wholesale trade
6.1
3.1
6.1
8.4
        Retail trade
2.8
0.8
2.9
2.7
        Transportation and warehousing
6.7
6.9
7.5
        Utilities
6.0
6.0
2.2
    Information
10.5
10.5
9.5
    Financial activities
3.6
2.6
3.6
3.3
        Finance and insurance
3.5
2.9
3.5
2.9
            Credit intermediation and related activities
2.5
4.0
2.6
2.4
            Insurance carriers and related activities
7.4
2.7
7.4
6.4
        Real estate and rental and leasing
4.7
4.7
7.2
    Professional and business services
5.9
0.6
5.8
5.6
        Professional and technical services
6.6
6.6
7.4
        Administrative and waste services
8.6
8.5
8.1
    Education and health services
8.9
8.9
8.2
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
3.2
3.3
1.1
        Health care and social assistance
9.4
9.4
8.6
    Leisure and hospitality
3.6
3.6
3.1
        Accommodation and food services
3.9
3.9
3.3
    Other services
5.6
5.9
8.5
1 to 99 workers
2.3
0.8
2.3
2.3
    1 to 49 workers
2.4
0.9
2.4
2.3
    50 to 99 workers
3.3
1.8
3.3
2.5
100 workers or more
1.2
2.0
1.3
1.1
    100 to 499 workers
1.3
2.1
1.5
1.2
    500 workers or more
1.6
3.5
1.8
0.9
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
5.5
1.3
5.6
3.0
    New England
6.1
5.8
4.4
    Middle Atlantic
7.3
1.0
7.2
3.6
South
3.5
1.0
3.4
3.3
    South Atlantic
5.8
1.5
5.8
4.2
    East South Central
4.1
4.0
10.0
    West South Central
4.3
1.0
4.0
4.9
Midwest
5.4
1.9
5.4
6.1
    East North Central
6.3
2.3
6.1
7.8
    West North Central
6.3
6.3
8.2
West
4.0
4.0
3.3
    Mountain
8.9
0.6
9.0
6.7
    Pacific
3.9
3.9
3.4
1Includes defined benefit pension plans and defined contribution retirement plans.

Note: Dash indicates no establishments in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For definitions of major
plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.