Amid an uptick in the stock market, 2003 was also a year in which 401(k) plan participation increased slightly, a recent survey finds.

The Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America’s annual survey showed that 82.2% of eligible employees had money in 401(k) plans in 2003, up slightly from 80.3% last year. The average company contribution rose slightly as well, from 4.1% to 4.3%.

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