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Paid Sick Leave Trends

Paid sick leave was available to approximately two-thirds (66 percent) of civilian workers in March 2009. This number includes workers in the private nonfarm economy (except those in private households) and workers in the public sector (except the federal government). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Nearly 90 percent of state and local government workers had access to paid sick leave, significantly greater than the approximately 60 percent of private-industry workers.
  • Among civilian workers, 77 percent of full-time workers had access to paid sick leave, compared with 28 percent of part-time workers.
  • Seventy-seven percent of civilian workers at firms with 100 or more employees had access to paid sick leave, compared with 53 percent of employees at firms with 1–99 employees.

Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employee Benefits in the United States News Release, www.bls.gov/news.release/ebs2.nr0.htm

Publication: Employee Benefits Research Institute, Fast Facts, November 12, 2009. http://www.ebri.org/pdf/FFE143.12Nov09.Final.pdf

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December 9, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare |

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