- The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducted an employee benefits survey and found that as of March 2020 Sixty-seven percent of private industry workers had access to retirement plans in 2020.
Fifty-two percent had access only to defined contribution retirement plans.
12 percent had access to both defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.
3 percent had access only to defined benefit retirement plans.
Full-time workers were more likely than part-time workers to have access to any type of retirement plan.
The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends and the coverage, costs, and provisions of employer-sponsored benefits in the United States. This bulletin presents 2020 estimates of the incidence and key provisions of employer-sponsored benefits for civilian workers, private industry workers, as well as state and local government workers by worker and establishment characteristics.