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DEWS WorkBench Patch 732_20200310

June 30, 2020

The benefits of working for a small business

 

Today's small businesses, those with fewer than 50 workers, offer their employees a wide variety of benefits. Among the most frequently offered benefits were paid time off work, with vacation and holidays available to 67 percent and 68 percent of workers, respectively. Slightly more than half of workers (51 percent) in small businesses were given the opportunity to participate in a medical plan through their company. Defined contribution plans, such as 401(k)-style plans, were available to 47 percent of workers in small businesses while access to defined benefit plans, like pension plans, was lower at 7 percent.

Unemployment rates by state, seasonally adjusted, December 2018
State December 2018 (p) December 2017 Over-the-year change (p) Statistically significant?

New Mexico

4.7% 6.0% -1.3 percentage point(s) Yes

Alaska

6.3 7.2 -0.9 Yes

Georgia

3.6 4.5 -0.9 Yes

North Carolina

3.6 4.5 -0.9 Yes

Oklahoma

3.2 4.1 -0.9 Yes

South Carolina

3.3 4.2 -0.9 Yes

Delaware

3.7 4.5 -0.8 Yes

New York

3.9 4.7 -0.8 Yes

Virginia

2.8 3.6 -0.8 Yes

Michigan

4.0 4.7 -0.7 No

New Jersey

4.0 4.7 -0.7 Yes

Florida

3.3 3.9 -0.6 Yes

Illinois

4.3 4.9 -0.6 No

Missouri

3.1 3.7 -0.6 No

Pennsylvania

4.2 4.8 -0.6 No

Rhode Island

3.9 4.5 -0.6 No

Connecticut

4.0 4.5 -0.5 No

Iowa

2.4 2.9 -0.5 Yes

Minnesota

2.8 3.3 -0.5 No

Nevada

4.4 4.9 -0.5 No

South Dakota

2.9 3.4 -0.5 Yes

District of Columbia

5.5 5.9 -0.4 No

Idaho

2.6 3.0 -0.4 No

Montana

3.7 4.1 -0.4 No

Washington

4.3 4.7 -0.4 No

California

4.2 4.5 -0.3 Yes

Ohio

4.6 4.9 -0.3 No

Texas

3.7 4.0 -0.3 No

West Virginia

5.1 5.4 -0.3 No

Kansas

3.3 3.5 -0.2 No

Maryland

3.9 4.1 -0.2 No

Massachusetts

3.3 3.5 -0.2 No

Vermont

2.7 2.9 -0.2 No

Wisconsin

3.0 3.2 -0.2 No

Arkansas

3.6 3.7 -0.1 No

Kentucky

4.4 4.5 -0.1 No

Mississippi

4.7 4.8 -0.1 No

Nebraska

2.8 2.9 -0.1 No

New Hampshire

2.5 2.6 -0.1 No

Oregon

4.1 4.1 0.0 No

Utah

3.2 3.2 0.0 No

Wyoming

4.1 4.1 0.0 No

Alabama

3.9 3.8 0.1 No

Arizona

4.8 4.7 0.1 No

North Dakota

2.7 2.6 0.1 No

Indiana

3.6 3.4 0.2 No

Louisiana

4.9 4.7 0.2 No

Maine

3.4 3.1 0.3 No

Tennessee

3.6 3.3 0.3 No

Hawaii

2.5 2.1 0.4 No

Colorado

3.5 3.0 0.5 No
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, DEWS WorkBench Patch 732_20200310 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/dews-workbench-patch-732_20200310.htm (visited October 30, 2020).

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