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Income Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty by Race

Asset Poverty by Gender

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Liquid Asset Poverty Rate

Liquid Asset Poverty by Race

Liquid Asset Poverty by Gender

Liquid Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Extreme Asset Poverty Rate

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Unbanked Households

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Policy Priorities

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Tax Burden by Income

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Paperless Payday

Trend Indicators

Change in Net Worth

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CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Employee Ownership

Definition

Number of employee-owned firms (firms with ESOPs or stock bonus plans) per 1,000 employer firms, 2007-2009.

Description

Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) and stock bonus plans allow employees to own part of the company for which they work. Since 1974, tax-favored ESOPs have been used to extend ownership of more than 11,000 companies to 13.6 million employees. As of 2011, these 13.6 million ESOP participants had built $901 billion in assets, an average of $66,250 per participant (not including payouts to retirees and others). 

For more information on employee ownership, please visit Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

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Employee Ownership

StateRate of Employee-Owned
Firms (Per 1,000 Firms)
Rank
United States  1.46   
Alabama  1.03  39 
Alaska  1.15  35 
Arizona  1.32  25 
Arkansas  1.48  22 
California  1.56  17 
Colorado  1.19  32 
Connecticut  1.23  28 
Delaware  0.64  50 
District of Columbia  0.77  49 
Florida  0.64  51 
Georgia  0.83  48 
Hawaii  2.81 
Idaho  1.22  29 
Illinois  1.79  12 
Indiana  1.70  15 
Iowa  4.07 
Kansas  3.10 
Kentucky  1.50  20 
Louisiana  1.20  31 
Maine  0.89  47 
Maryland  1.46  23 
Massachusetts  1.12  37 
Michigan  1.50  19 
Minnesota  2.62 
Mississippi  1.31  26 
Missouri  1.91  11 
Montana  1.23  27 
Nebraska  1.98  10 
Nevada  1.67  16 
New Hampshire  1.05  38 
New Jersey  0.97  41 
New Mexico  1.50  21 
New York  0.91  45 
North Carolina  0.92  44 
North Dakota  2.85 
Ohio  1.77  14 
Oklahoma  1.33  24 
Oregon  1.17  34 
Pennsylvania  1.55  18 
Rhode Island  0.90  46 
South Carolina  1.00  40 
South Dakota  0.96  42 
Tennessee  1.17  33 
Texas  1.21  30 
Utah  1.14  36 
Vermont  1.77  13 
Virginia  2.21 
Washington  0.94  43 
West Virginia  2.20 
Wisconsin  3.42 
Wyoming  2.00 

Source

IRS Form 5500 filings, 2007-2009. Novato, CA: Larkspur Data Resources, 2011. Data calculated by the Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University. CFED thanks Jacquelyn Yates of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center for her assistance in developing and reviewing the data.

Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2007-2009.

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