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94 percent of managers, 56 percent of construction and extraction workers had paid sick leave, 2019

March 05, 2020

Seventy-three percent of private industry workers had paid sick leave benefits available from their employers in March 2019. Ninety-four percent of workers in management, business, and financial occupations had sick leave benefits. This compares with 58 percent of workers in service occupations and 56 percent of workers in construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.

Percentage of workers in private industry with access to paid sick leave benefits, by occupation, March 2019
Occupation Percent with paid sick leave

Management, business, and financial

94%

Professional and related

88

Office and administrative support

82

Installation, maintenance, and repair

76

All workers

73

Transportation and material moving

71

Production

68

Sales and related

64

Service

58

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

56

These data are from the National Compensation Survey — Benefits program. For more information, see “Employee Benefits in the United States — March 2019.” We also have more details about paid leave and other benefits in our 2019 bulletin. For more information about terms related to employee benefits, see our glossary.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 94 percent of managers, 56 percent of construction and extraction workers had paid sick leave, 2019 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/94-percent-of-managers-56-percent-of-construction-and-extraction-workers-had-paid-sick-leave.htm (visited July 07, 2020).

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