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Paid holidays: Number of days provided

Table 33. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, private industry workers, March 2016
(All workers with paid holidays = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid holidays Mean
number
of days
Median
number
of days
Less
than 5
days
5
days
6
days
7
days
8
days
9
days
10
days
11
days
12
days
13
days
14
days
Greater
than 14
days
All workers
8
3
24
15
14
10
12
6
4
2
1
2
8
7
Worker characteristics
                           
Management, professional, and related
2
1
18
15
15
13
15
8
7
2
1
2
9
8
    Management, business, and financial
1
1
17
11
16
14
20
8
7
2
1
2
9
9
    Professional and related
2
1
19
18
14
13
12
8
7
2
1
2
9
8
Service
14
8
33
20
10
6
4
2
1
1
[1]
1
6
6
    Protective service
28
3
1
7
7
Sales and office
14
3
25
14
13
9
13
4
2
1
[1]
1
7
7
    Sales and related
28
5
29
11
9
7
5
3
1
6
6
    Office and administrative support
6
2
23
16
15
10
18
5
3
1
1
1
8
8
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
6
6
33
18
11
8
10
4
2
1
1
1
7
7
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
8
7
35
16
14
9
5
2
1
7
6
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
4
5
31
19
10
7
13
6
3
1
1
1
8
7
Production, transportation, and material moving
5
3
24
12
16
11
13
8
3
2
[1]
3
8
8
    Production
3
2
21
10
12
14
16
11
5
3
9
9
    Transportation and material moving
8
4
27
15
21
7
8
5
2
2
8
7
Full time
5
3
23
15
14
11
13
7
4
2
1
2
8
8
Part time
27
5
32
16
9
3
5
1
1
1
6
6
Union
2
21
12
17
10
12
10
7
2
4
9
8
Nonunion
9
3
25
16
13
10
12
5
3
1
[1]
1
8
7
Average wage within the following categories:2
                           
    Lowest 25 percent
22
7
34
15
9
5
4
1
[1]
[1]
6
6
        Lowest 10 percent
27
7
33
15
10
3
3
1
6
6
    Second 25 percent
8
4
28
17
13
9
11
5
2
1
[1]
1
7
7
    Third 25 percent
4
2
22
15
15
11
16
7
4
1
1
2
8
8
    Highest 25 percent
2
1
16
13
16
14
15
8
8
3
1
2
9
9
        Highest 10 percent
2
1
14
12
16
15
16
8
11
3
1
2
9
9
Establishment characteristics
                           
Goods-producing industries
3
3
19
12
12
14
16
8
8
2
1
2
9
9
    Construction
7
8
38
19
13
10
4
1
7
6
    Manufacturing
2
1
12
9
12
16
21
11
10
3
1
3
9
9
Service-providing industries
9
3
26
16
14
9
11
5
3
1
1
1
8
7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
18
5
31
13
13
6
7
4
1
1
[1]
1
7
6
        Wholesale trade
3
2
27
15
15
12
14
7
2
2
8
8
        Retail trade
34
8
37
11
5
2
1
1
[1]
5
6
        Transportation and warehousing
2
5
24
14
29
4
10
7
8
8
        Utilities
28
15
21
10
10
    Information
16
32
12
15
14
7
8
8
    Financial activities
1
11
10
17
17
36
6
2
1
9
9
        Finance and insurance
6
6
17
18
43
6
2
1
9
10
            Credit intermediation and related activities
5
4
14
7
62
5
1
9
10
            Insurance carriers and related activities
9
11
22
24
23
7
3
9
9
        Real estate and rental and leasing
5
28
23
16
12
5
7
7
    Professional and business services
6
2
23
13
18
13
11
8
5
1
8
8
        Professional and technical services
5
12
13
24
13
14
7
6
8
8
        Administrative and waste services
9
4
35
12
12
11
9
7
7
7
    Education and health services
3
4
31
21
10
8
7
5
5
2
2
3
8
7
        Educational services
2
5
7
10
13
13
11
9
7
19
12
11
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
2
4
7
7
12
12
15
14
8
17
12
12
        Health care and social assistance
3
35
23
10
7
6
3
4
1
1
7
7
    Leisure and hospitality
18
6
28
26
13
4
3
6
6
        Accommodation and food services
19
6
24
32
14
4
6
7
    Other services
10
3
19
13
16
4
18
2
7
8
8
1 to 99 workers
10
4
28
16
12
9
10
5
2
1
[1]
1
7
7
    1 to 49 workers
11
5
28
17
11
8
11
5
2
1
[1]
1
7
7
    50 to 99 workers
10
3
29
15
15
12
9
3
2
[1]
7
7
100 workers or more
5
2
20
14
15
11
14
7
5
2
1
2
8
8
    100 to 499 workers
8
3
23
14
15
10
13
6
4
2
8
8
    500 workers or more
17
15
16
12
16
9
6
2
1
3
9
9
Geographic areas
                           
Northeast
7
3
19
16
12
10
15
8
6
2
1
2
8
8
    New England
8
2
14
15
11
10
17
5
2
2
8
8
    Middle Atlantic
6
3
20
16
12
9
14
7
7
2
[1]
2
8
8
South
11
4
24
15
13
12
11
5
3
1
1
1
7
7
    South Atlantic
11
3
25
14
13
11
12
4
3
1
7
7
    East South Central
10
4
23
10
14
7
4
2
8
8
    West South Central
10
5
23
18
14
13
8
5
2
[1]
[1]
1
7
7
Midwest
5
2
28
16
15
9
13
5
3
2
[1]
3
8
7
    East North Central
6
26
17
15
8
14
5
3
2
3
8
7
    West North Central
4
33
13
15
9
11
6
3
2
2
8
7
West
7
5
25
14
14
10
11
6
4
1
8
7
    Mountain
8
3
30
14
16
9
11
5
4
7
7
    Pacific
7
5
23
14
13
11
11
7
4
1
8
8
1Less than 0.5.
2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the
threshold. The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using wage data for March 2016.

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For definitions of major
plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.