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In Washington State, large companies are most likely to offer health insurance benefits. 

Employer-provided benefits can make a crucial difference in meeting the needs of workers and their families.  Family-friendly benefits include health care; child care; flexible schedules; telecommuting; retirement; paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. 

Although data about most benefits are available only at the state level, about a third of Washington’s workforce – and 41% of non-farm employees – live in King County.

  • A substantial portion of small companies do not offer benefits.
  • However, more than half of Washington’s workforce is employed by large companies, most of which offer benefits.
  • In 2011, 84% of full-time employees were offered health insurance; 74% were offered retirement benefits; 61% were offered sick leave; 78% were offered vacation leave; 80% were offered holiday leave; and 40% were offered undesignated leave (data not shown).