September 01, 2006
Paid leave was the most commonly provided employee benefit in the private sector in March 2006.
Paid vacations were available to 77 percent of employees and paid holidays available to 76 percent.
Paid jury duty leave was also common, available to 70 percent of workers. Forty-eight percent of workers had paid military leave benefits.
These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more in "Employee Benefits in Private Industry, 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1482 and in "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2006," (PDF) Summary 06-05.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Leave benefits in 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk4/art05.htm (visited November 26, 2014).
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