Connecticut employees have better than average access to retirement plans, but workers in New Haven have the least access to such plans compared to other metro areas in the state, according to data gathered by the Pew Research Center.
New Haven also has the largest gap between those who have access and employees who actually participate in a retirement plan such as pensions or 401(k)s.
Most retirement savings are accumulated by workers through employer-based plans but more than 30 million workers say they do not have access to such plans, according to Pew.
In Connecticut, the metropolitan area of Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk have the highest rates of access to and participation in retirement plans.
Compared to the rest of the country, Connecticut ranks high.
Wisconsin has the best rate of 70 percent employees with access to a retirement plan whereas Florida had just 46 percent.
Connecticut residents as a whole have 66 percent access.
For employee participation, Connecticut ranks third with 58 percent.
Visit pewtrusts.org to drill down into the data to see the access and participation rates for subgroups like industry, age, and race.