More than half of Louisiana’s small businesses provide paid vacations for their employees, according to a telephone survey commissioned by the nonprofit Small Business Majority.
Fifty-three percent of the state’s businesses with 100 or fewer employees provided paid vacations this year, according to the survey conducted by Greenburg Quinlan Rosner Research. That was 1 percentage point higher than the national average.
In Louisiana, 106 businesses were surveyed between Jan. 15 and Feb. 3, and the results had a margin of error of plus or minus 9.5 percent.
The nationwide poll was of 500 small businesses over the same time period. National results had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.
In Louisiana, 27 percent of small businesses offered health insurance benefits to employees, 2 percentage points lower than the national average.
Fifteen percent of Louisiana’s small businesses offered employees some form of childcare benefits. The national average was 18 percent.
Of the respondents in Louisiana, 39 percent identified as Republican or leaning toward Republican; 34 percent as Democrat or leaning toward Democrat; and 19 percent as independent.
Nationwide, 44 percent of small business owners identified as Republican or leaning toward Republican; 29 percent as Democrat or leaning toward Democrat; and 20 percent as independent.