A Summary of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Findings on Vacation Benefits

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics found the following data on Vacation Benefits in private industry (March 2011).

  • “Paid leave benefits continued to be the most widely available benefit offered by employers, with paid vacations available to 91 percent of full-time workers in private industry”
  • “Access to these benefits, however, varied by employee and establishment characteristics. In private industry, paid vacation benefits were available to only 37 percent of part-time workers.”
  • “Paid vacations were available to 90 percent of workers earning wages in the highest 10th percent of private industry employees and only to 38 percent of workers in the lowest 10 percent of private industry wage earners.”

The entire New Release, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN THE UNITED STATES –MARCH 2011, 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, July 26, 2011 USDL-11-1112, may be found at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ebs2.pdf


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