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Table 6. Workers who took leave from their jobs during an average week, hours of leave taken, and type of leave used, by main reason for taking leave, averages for the period 2017-2018

Table 6. Workers who took leave from their jobs during an average week, hours of leave taken, and type of leave used, by main reason for taking leave, averages for the period 2017-2018
Main reason for taking leave Workers who took paid or unpaid leave during an average week
Total (in
thousands)
Percent Average hours
of leave taken
Percent distribution by type of leave used
Total Paid leave
only
Unpaid leave
only
Paid and unpaid
leave

Total

29,937 20.7 13.67 100.0 64.5 33.0 2.4

Own illness or medical care

6,553 4.5 11.59 100.0 60.5 37.1 2.4

Illness or medical care of another family member

2,397 1.7 10.31 100.0 52.0 41.9 6.1

Childcare or eldercare (other than for illness)

937 0.6 9.38 100.0 56.3 40.3 3.4

Vacation

9,274 6.4 19.06 100.0 76.0 22.2 1.8

Errands or personal reasons

5,917 4.1 9.50 100.0 60.2 37.5 2.2

Birth or adoption of a child

411 0.3 s s s s s

Holiday

2,054 1.4 10.67 100.0 71.3 27.2 1.4

Weather

545 0.4 s s s s s

Other

1,850 1.3 12.61 100.0 57.4 40.6 2.0

s - Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.

Note: Data refer to wage and salary workers, 15 years and over, at their main jobs. All self-employed workers (including workers with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses) are excluded.

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Last Modified Date: August 29, 2019