Employer-sponsored health insurance* coverage for "strongly attached" private sector workers** by occupation, firm size, and industry, 2000–10

Share with ESI Percentage-point change
2000 2007 2009 2010 2000–07 2007–10 2009–10 2000–10
All workers 58.9% 55.4% 53.6% 53.1% -3.5 -2.3 -0.5 -5.8
Occupations White collar 65.0% 61.9% 60.3% 60.0% -3.1 -1.9 -0.3 -5.0
Blue collar 59.0% 53.9% 52.7% 51.5% -5.1 -2.4 -1.2 -7.5
Service 33.9% 29.5% 26.1% 26.0% -4.4 -3.5 -0.1 -7.9
Firm size 9 or fewer 30.6% 27.1% 26.5% 26.3% -3.5 -0.8 -0.2 -4.3
10 to 99 50.6% 46.7% 45.2% 43.6% -3.9 -3.1 -1.6 -7.0
100 to 499 65.9% 63.1% 59.4% 61.5% -2.8 -1.6 2.1 -4.4
500 to 999 67.1% 64.9% 64.8% 62.1% -2.2 -2.8 -2.7 -5.0
1,000 plus 69.9% 67.5% 65.2% 64.9% -2.4 -2.6 -0.3 -5.0
2002 2007 2009 2010 2002–07 2007–10 2009–10 2002–10
Industry*** Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting 37.1% 27.1% 26.2% 24.9% -10.0 -2.2 -1.3 -12.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation 32.5% 31.9% 26.3% 26.7% -0.6 -5.2 0.4 -5.8
Construction 47.5% 44.1% 44.0% 42.1% -3.4 -2.0 -1.9 -5.4
Education, health, and social services 59.4% 60.2% 57.1% 57.0% 0.8 -3.2 -0.1 -2.4
Finance, insurance, and real estate and leasing 65.8% 65.1% 66.0% 65.4% -0.7 0.3 -0.6 -0.4
Information 73.0% 72.7% 69.5% 69.5% -0.3 -3.2 0.0 -3.5
Manufacturing 72.7% 70.2% 69.6% 68.6% -2.5 -1.6 -1.0 -4.1
Mining 78.4% 73.9% 75.8% 72.6% -4.5 -1.3 -3.2 -5.8
Other services (except public administration) 40.1% 37.4% 35.0% 35.6% -2.7 -1.8 0.6 -4.5
Professional, scientific, management, and administration 57.4% 56.0% 55.1% 56.1% -1.4 0.1 1.0 -1.3
Transportation and communication 66.9% 63.0% 62.0% 61.4% -3.9 -1.6 -0.6 -5.5
Wholesale trade 53.9% 51.6% 50.5% 48.5% -2.3 -3.1 -2.0 -5.4

* To qualify as employer-provided insurance coverage, workers must receive employer-provided health insurance through their own job, and employer must pay at least part of workers' insurance premiums.

** Defined as private-sector, wage and salary workers, age 18–64, who worked at least 20 hours per week and 26 weeks per year.

*** Industry classification changes make it impossible to compare 2010 with years earlier than 2002.

Source: Author's analysis of BLS Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2001–11 (various years)

View the underlying data on epi.org.