Research

Are Washington Workers Ready for Retirement?

June 22, 2017

This presentation shows how Washington's residents will face increasing downward mobility in retirement.

In addition to Social Security, Washington workers depend on the accessibility and affordability of employer-sponsored retirement plans to support them in retirement. This presentation reveals that Washington employers are less likely to provide coverage for their employees today. The overall decline in plan sponsorship, coupled with the shift from DB to DC plans, represents a real threat to workers' retirement security. Left unchanged, Washington's residents will face increasing downward mobility in retirement.

Authors: Tony Webb, Michael Papadopoulos
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