Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends
Purcell, P. (2005). Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends. (RL30122) Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.
According to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS), the number of private-sector workers between the ages of 25 and 64 whose employer sponsored a retirement plan fell from 53.3 million in 2003 to 53.1 million in 2004.The number of workers who participated in an employer-sponsored retirement plan fell from 43.5 million in 2003 to 43.3 million in 2004. The percentage of 25 to 64- year-old workers in the private sector who participated in an employer-sponsored retirement plan declined from 46.7% in 2003 to 46.3% in 2004.