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TABLE E10

Number of Active Participants in Pension Plans with 100 or More Participants
by type of plan, 1978-1997
(numbers in thousands)
Year Total Plans Single Employer Plans 1/ Multiemployer Plans 2/
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
Total Defined
Benefit
Defined
Contribution
1978 39,730 27,361 12,369 32,798 20,765 12,033 6,931 6,596 335
1979 41,826 27,779 14,027 34,712 21,125 13,586 7,115 6,675 440
1980 43,620 28,305 15,315 36,687 21,889 14,798 6,933 6,416 517
1981 44,830 28,125 16,704 37,839 21,749 16,090 6,991 6,376 615
1982 46,741 27,782 18,959 39,897 21,664 18,233 6,844 6,118 726
a
1983 51,428 28,104 23,324 44,546 22,025 22,520 6,882 6,078 804
1984 54,184 28,331 25,853 47,468 22,484 24,984 6,716 5,846 870
1985 55,041 27,145 27,896 48,564 21,591 26,973 6,476 5,553 923
1986 55,706 26,820 28,886 49,150 21,427 27,723 6,556 5,393 1,163
1987 55,599 26,760 28,838 49,067 21,504 27,563 6,531 5,256 1,275
a
1988 54,428 26,555 27,872 47,765 21,348 26,417 6,663 5,207 1,456
1989 53,262 26,004 27,258 46,278 20,595 25,683 6,983 5,409 1,574
1990 53,887 25,182 28,705 47,481 20,228 27,252 6,406 4,954 1,453
1991 53,334 24,633 28,701 46,881 19,726 27,155 6,453 4,907 1,546
1992 55,224 24,340 31,184 49,249 19,752 29,497 6,275 4,588 1,687
a
1993 56,019 24,192 31,827 49,887 19,739 30,148 6,132 4,453 1,679
1994 56,181 23,759 32,422 50,118 19,368 30,750 6,064 4,392 1,672
1995 57,201 22,724 34,477 50,916 18,202 32,714 6,285 4,523 1,762
1996 58,706 22,546 36,160 52,255 17,968 34,286 6,451 4,577 1,873
1997 60,858 22.085 38.773 54,239 17,463 36,776 6,619/font> 4,622 1,997

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: The number of participants includes double counting of workers in more than one plan.
SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 1978-97 plan years.

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