Access to paid leave remains high on the list of employer-provided benefits for full-time workers in the private sector, according to data from March 2012 which was reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in July.
- Paid vacation was available to 91% of full-time workers and 35% of part-time workers.
- 90% of full-time workers and 40% of part-time workers received paid holidays.
- Paid sick leave was offered to 75% of full-time workers and 23% of part-time workers.
The report, “Employee Benefits in the United States,” is based on data from the National Compensation Survey, which provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends and incidence and provisions of employee benefit plans. Additional findings included:
- 86% of full-time employees in the private industry had access to medical care benefits.
- Retirement benefits were available to 74% of full-time workers in the private industry.
More details and survey results are available in the report.