Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

-8 percent is the change since 2000 in the share of workers whose employer sponsors a retirement plan.

The share of workers whose employer sponsors a retirement plan declined from 61.4 percent in 2000 to 53.2 percent in 2008, according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The share of workers participating in a plan also declined over this period from 50.3 percent to 43.6 percent. Declines were more pronounced among workers under 55 than among older workers.

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