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Corrections to Data on Access to Paid Sick Leave Benefits

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) corrected estimates of access to paid sick leave benefits in the BLS database for March 2013 through March 2016 on November 6, 2017, and for March 2010 through March 2012 on December 7, 2017, for the following series:

  • Access to paid sick leave
  • Access to paid sick leave and vacation
  • Access to fixed number of paid sick days per year
  • Access to paid sick leave on an as needed basis
  • Access to paid sick leave as part of consolidated leave plans

Affected news releases, bulletins, and articles were not republished to reflect these corrections. As a result of these corrections, the estimates as originally published of access to paid sick leave for all civilian workers were revised upwards by 1 to 3 percentage points for March 2011 through March 2016 and were unchanged for March 2010.

A list of the republished estimates is available at

BLS continues to evaluate estimates for some paid leave combination series and will provide an update once the evaluation is completed.

In addition to the database, we also identified the following publications that may be affected by the errors in estimates of access to paid sick leave benefits.

This page will be updated periodically as the evaluation of the errors progresses.

Last Modified Date: December 8, 2017