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 www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/errata_07212017.xlsx.
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.
- Employee Benefits in the United States: News Releases
- Employee Benefits in the United States: Bulletins
- Monthly Labor Review
- The Economics Daily
- Pay and access to benefits rise as job level rises
- Number of paid sick leave days in 2015 varies by length of service and establishment size
- Access to paid sick leave, vacations, and holidays varies by wage category
- Part-time private industry workers less likely to have access to benefits in 2013
- Sixty-five percent of workers in the Northeast had access to paid sick leave in March 2014
- Leave benefits, March 2013
- Paid leave by occupation, March 2013
- Access to employee benefits in March 2013
- Compensation highlights in trade, transportation, and utilities industries
- Employee benefits in private industry and state and local government, March 2012
- Employee medical, retirement, and leave benefits, March 2012
- Access to benefits in private industry, March 2011
- State and local government employee benefits, March 2010
- Access to employer-provided benefits among full- and part-time private industry workers, March 2010
- Beyond the Numbers
- Spotlight on Statistics
- Program Perspectives
This page will be updated periodically as the evaluation of the errors progresses.
Last Modified Date: December 8, 2017