Part-time private industry workers less likely to have access to benefits in 2013
July 01, 2015
In March 2013, part-time private industry workers were less likely than full-time workers to have access to employer-provided benefits, such as retirement plans, health insurance, and paid sick leave.
|Benefit||Full-time workers||Part-time workers|
Note: full-time workers average 40 hours per week and make up 74 percent of workers; part-time workers average 21 hours per week and make up 26 percent of workers.
In March 2013, nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of full-time private industry workers had access to retirement benefits, compared with just 37 percent of part-time workers. Similarly, 85 percent of full-time workers had access to health insurance through their employers, compared with only 24 percent of part-time workers. Full-time workers were also much more likely than part-time workers to have access to paid holidays, sick leave, and vacations.
These data are from the National Compensation Survey – Benefits program. For more information, see “The relationship between access to benefits and weekly work hours,” by John L. Bishow, Monthly Labor Review, June 2015. Full-time workers average 40 hours per week and make up 74 percent of workers; part-time workers average 21 hours per week and make up 26 percent of workers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Part-time private industry workers less likely to have access to benefits in 2013 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/part-time-private-industry-workers-less-likely-to-have-access-to-benefits-in-2013.htm (visited September 18, 2019).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.
- Labor force characteristics of people with a disability
Examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and compares them with the characteristics of people with no disability.