Table 3. Wage and salary workers who took leave from their main job during an average week: percent of workers taking leave and type of leave used, 2011 annual averages

Table 3. Wage and salary workers who took leave from their main job during an average week: percent of workers taking leave and
type of leave used, 2011 annual averages
                                                                                                                                  
                                                   Workers who took paid or unpaid leave during an average week for any reason    
                                    Total wage                                                                                    
                                    and salary                                                                                    
                                      workers                                       Percent distribution by type of leave used    
         Characteristic             (in thou-       Number                                                                        
                                      sands)      (in thou-      Percent                                                          
                                                    sands)                      Total       Paid leave   Unpaid leave     Paid and
                                                                                              only          only      unpaid leave
            Age                                                                                                                   
Total, 15 years and over.........    139,058        29,653         21.3         100.0          57.1          40.0           2.9   
  15 to 24 years.................     20,880         4,253         20.4         100.0          19.8          78.3           2.0   
  25 to 34 years.................     30,901         6,252         20.2         100.0          57.7          38.4           3.9   
  35 to 44 years.................     28,954         5,972         20.6         100.0          63.1          33.9           2.9   
  45 to 54 years.................     31,566         7,674         24.3         100.0          68.9          27.2           3.9   
  55 to 64 years.................     21,254         4,742         22.3         100.0          65.8          32.9           1.3   
  65 years and over..............      5,503           760         13.8           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
                                                                                                                                  
              Sex                                                                                                                 
 Men.............................     73,430        14,456         19.7         100.0          58.7          38.0           3.3   
 Women...........................     65,628        15,198         23.2         100.0          55.6          41.9           2.5   
                                                                                                                                  
            Race (1)                                                                                                              
 White...........................    116,125        25,228         21.7         100.0          57.7          39.5           2.8   
 Black or African American.......     15,204         3,219         21.2         100.0          54.6          43.8           1.6   
 Asian...........................      5,188           822         15.8           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
                                                                                                                                  
   Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (2)                                                                                               
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity....     18,511         2,564         13.9         100.0          41.6          54.7           3.7   
 Nonhispanic.....................    120,548        27,089         22.5         100.0          58.6          38.6           2.8   
                                                                                                                                  
    Educational attainment (25                                                                                               
      years and over)                                                                                                                   
 Less than a high school diploma.      8,002         1,050         13.1           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 High school graduates, no                                                                                                        
   college.......................     33,358         7,170         21.5         100.0          57.4          40.4           2.1   
 Some college or associate                                                                                                        
   degree........................     30,886         6,538         21.2         100.0          61.4          33.8           4.9   
 Bachelor's degree and higher....     45,932        10,642         23.2         100.0          72.2          25.3           2.5   
                                                                                                                                  
      Parent of a household child                                                                                                
 Parent of a household child                                                                                                      
   under 18 years................     47,401        10,260         21.6         100.0          63.1          33.5           3.5   
   Parent of a child 13 to 17                                                                                                     
   (none younger)................      9,711         1,865         19.2         100.0          67.8          31.5            .7   
   Parent of a child under 13....     37,690         8,396         22.3         100.0          62.0          33.9           4.1   
 Not a parent of a household                                                                                                      
   child under 18................     91,657        19,393         21.2         100.0          53.9          43.5           2.6   
                                                                                                                                  
           Health (3)                                                                                                             
 Excellent.......................     38,052         8,253         21.7         100.0          57.4          38.9           3.7   
 Very good.......................     52,725        10,855         20.6         100.0          58.9          38.1           3.0   
 Good............................     38,054         8,596         22.6         100.0          58.7          39.0           2.3   
 Fair or poor....................     10,227         1,950         19.1         100.0          38.8          59.7           1.5   
                                                                                                                                  
           Occupation                                                                                                             
 Management, business, and                                                                                                        
   financial operations..........     21,246         4,465         21.0         100.0          77.2          20.2           2.5   
 Professional and related........     32,140         8,110         25.2         100.0          68.3          28.8           2.8   
 Services........................     24,004         4,369         18.2         100.0          33.2          65.8           1.0   
 Sales and related...............     14,042         2,480         17.7         100.0          34.6          64.1           1.2   
 Office and administrative                                                                                                        
   support.......................     18,929         4,633         24.5         100.0          59.6          36.9           3.6   
 Farming, fishing, and forestry .        703          (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Construction and extraction.....      6,878         1,141         16.6           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Installation, maintenance, and                                                                                                   
   repair........................      4,972         1,141         23.0           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Production......................      7,688         1,527         19.9         100.0          51.2          41.3           7.5   
 Transportation and material                                                                                                      
   moving........................      8,456         1,541         18.2         100.0          46.6          49.4           4.0   
                                                                                                                                  
            Industry                                                                                                              
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing,                                                                                                  
   and hunting...................      1,251           423         33.8           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Mining, quarrying, and oil and                                                                                                   
   gas extraction................      1,014          (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Construction....................      8,684         1,517         17.5         100.0          43.1          56.2            .6   
 Manufacturing...................     14,272         3,037         21.3         100.0          67.9          27.8           4.4   
 Wholesale and retail trade......     19,279         3,179         16.5         100.0          48.9          46.0           5.1   
 Transportation and utilities....      7,411         1,763         23.8         100.0          71.4          25.0           3.5   
 Information.....................      3,548           871         24.6           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Financial activities............      8,096         1,780         22.0         100.0          68.3          28.5           3.2   
 Professional and business                                                                                                        
   services......................     15,433         4,246         27.5         100.0          46.4          50.0           3.5   
 Education and health services...     34,912         7,076         20.3         100.0          66.7          30.2           3.2   
 Leisure and hospitality.........     13,224         2,556         19.3         100.0          12.8          86.0           1.2   
 Other services..................      5,066           652         12.9           (6)           (6)           (6)           (6)   
 Public administration...........      6,870         2,395         34.9         100.0          91.2           8.8            ~0   
                                                                                                                                  
       Class of worker (4)                                                                                                        
 Private sector..................    111,092        21,788         19.6         100.0          53.5          43.3           3.2   
   Private, for profit...........    100,795        19,854         19.7         100.0          51.3          45.2           3.5   
   Private, not for profit.......     10,296         1,935         18.8         100.0          76.5          23.5            ~0   
 Public sector...................     23,586         6,792         28.8         100.0          74.9          22.8           2.3   
   Federal government............      3,878         1,419         36.6         100.0          94.4           5.0            .6   
   State government..............      8,627         2,122         24.6         100.0          77.5          19.8           2.7   
   Local government..............     11,082         3,251         29.3         100.0          64.8          32.4           2.8   
                                                                                                                                  
     Full- and part-time status                                                                                                   
       (single jobholders only)                                                                                                   
 Full-time workers...............     98,492        21,628         22.0         100.0          67.6          29.0           3.3   
 Part-time workers...............     27,743         5,477         19.7         100.0          10.6          86.9           2.4   
                                                                                                                                  
     Earnings of full-time workers                                                                                                
      (single jobholders only) (5)                                                                                               
 $0 - $540.......................     24,229         4,208         17.4         100.0          39.8          55.3           5.0   
 $541 - $830.....................     23,989         5,241         21.8         100.0          68.8          26.9           4.3   
 $831 - $1,230...................     23,260         5,527         23.8         100.0          76.2          20.5           3.3   
 $1,231 and higher...............     24,195         6,083         25.1         100.0          82.3          16.0           1.7   
                                                                                                                                  
   1 Estimates for the race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not
presented for all races.
   2 Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   3 Health status was self-reported by individuals who participated in the survey.
   4 Class of worker estimates do not include self-employed incorporated workers.
   5 These values are based on usual weekly earnings. Each earnings range represents approximately 25 percent of full-time wage
and salary workers (except self-employed incorporated workers) who held only one job.
   6 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
  ~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to wage and salary workers age 15 years and over. Self-employed workers whose
businesses are incorporated are classified as wage and salary workers.



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