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July 28, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Access to benefits in private industry, March 2011

Access to selected benefits, by worker characteristic, private industry, March 2011
Characteristic Percent of workers with access to
Paid sick leave Retirement benefits Medical care benefits Paid vacation

All workers

63 64 69 77

Part time

27 37 23 37

Full time

75 73 85 91

Lowest 10 percent of wage earners

21 28 20 38

Highest 10 percent of wage earners

87 87 93 90


62 61 67 76


71 90 92 90

These data are featured in the TED article, Access to benefits in private industry, March 2011.



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