September 4, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Access to paid leave, 2011

Wage and salary workers with access to paid leave at their main job by selected characteristics, 2011
Characteristic Percent

Total, 15 years and over

59.0

Race

 

White

58.9

Black or African American

60.6

Asian

62.2

Ethnicity

 

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

43.0

Non-Hispanic

61.4

Age

 

15 to 24 years

26.0

25 to 34 years

63.0

35 to 44 years

65.6

45 to 54 years

69.7

55 to 64 years

63.9

65 years and over

45.5

Sex

 

Men

60.3

Women

57.5

Educational attainment (25 years and over)

 

Less than a high school diploma

34.9

High school graduates, no college

61.1

Some college or associate degree

66.4

Bachelor's degree and higher

71.6

These data are featured in the TED article, Access to paid leave, 2011.

 

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