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TABLE E3

Number of Pension Plans with 100 or More Participants
by type of plan, 1975-1994
Year Total Plans Single Employer Plans1/ Multiemployer Plans2/
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
1975 28,622 20,035 8,587 26,366 18,016 8,350 2,256 2,019 237
1976 30,125 20,560 9,565 27,906 18,615 9,291 2,219 1,945 274
1977 30,617 20,397 10,220 28,415 18,487 9,928 2,202 1,910 292
1978 34,333 22,933 11,400 32,042 20,915 11,127 2,290 2,018 273
1979 35,587 23,346 12,241 33,212 21,289 11,923 2,375 2,057 318
1980 37,855 24,505 13,350 35,402 22,424 12,978 2,453 2,081 372
1981 40,243 24,989 15,254 37,680 22,877 14,803 2,563 2,113 450
1982 42,198 25,398 16,800 39,518 23,271 16,247 2,680 2,127 553
1983 44,702 25,979 18,723 41,975 23,888 18,087 2,727 2,091 636
1984 45,491 25,103 20,388 42,763 23,033 19,731 2,728 2,070 657
1985 48,658 24,742 23,917 45,897 22,619 23,279 2,761 2,123 638
1986 50,958 24,474 26,484 48,139 22,426 25,713 2,818 2,047 771
1987 51,791 23,421 28,370 48,988 21,432 27,556 2,802 1,988 814
1988 54,397 22,805 31,593 51,530 20,870 30,661 2,867 1,935 932
1989 55,650 21,419 34,231 52,807 19,531 33,275 2,844 1,888 956
1990 53,164 19,242 33,922 50,556 17,521 33,035 2,608 1,721 887
1991 53,777 18,454 35,324 51,118 16,750 34,368 2,660 1,704 956
1992 58,053 18,738 39,315 55,302 17,019 38,283 2,751 1,719 1,032
1993 59,482 18,660 40,822 56,722 16,938 39,784 2,760 1,722 1,038
1994 61,638 18,100 43,538 58,851 16,421 42,430 2,787 1,679 1,108

1/ Includes single employer plans, plans of controlled groups of corporations, and multiple-employer noncollectively bargained plans.
2/ Includes multiemployer plans and multiple-employer collectively bargained plans.

SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 1975-94 plan years.

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