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The BLS's geographic data may be more interesting to practitioners seeking to align their business models to the regions they service. (Image: Shutterstock)

There’s a lot of talk about the adequacy of the current 401(k) system. Naysayers complain it’s not broadly accessible, and in a sense, that’s true. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Compensation Survey, 40 percent of all workers don’t have access to a defined contribution benefit. (The BLS is talking only about company-sponsored benefits, not IRAs.)

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