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TABLE B3

Distribution of Pension Plans
by industry, 1996
Industry Total Plans Single Employer Plans 1/ Multiemployer Plans 2/
Total Defined Benefit Defined Contribution Total Defined Benefit Defined Contribution Total Defined Benefit Defined Contribution
TOTAL 696,224 63,657 632,566 692,957 61,790 631,167 3,267 1,867 1,399
Agriculture 11,318 1,138 10,180 11,310 1,131 10,179 8 7 1
Mining 3,606 609 2,997 3,598 604 2,994 8 5 3
Construction 45,618 3,084 42,534 43,700 2,090 41,610 1,918 994 924
Manufacturing 92,111 13,643 78,468 91,803 13,407 78,395 309 236 73
Transportation 10,678 1,135 9,542 10,411 922 9,488 267 213 54
Communications and
  utilities
8,196 1,673 6,523 8,182 1,666 6,516 14 7 7
Wholesale trade 49,478 3,964 45,514 49,410 3,906 45,504 68 58 10
Retail trade 52,319 2,843 49,476 52,193 2,737 49,456 126 106 20
Finance, insurance
  and real estate
48,049 6,208 41,841 48,038 6,201 41,837 11 7 4
Services 324,052 18,097 305,955 323,553 17,866 305,687 499 231 268
Tax-exempt organizations 40,427 10,661 29,766 40,392 10,659 29,733 35 2 33
Industry not reported 10,372 602 9,770 10,368 600 9,768 4 2 2

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.
NOTE: Excludes plans covering only one participant.
SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for plan years beginning in 1996.

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