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86 percent of full-time employees had access to sick leave benefits in March 2022

September 30, 2022

In March 2022, personal leave benefits were available to 33 percent of those employed at smaller establishments (1 to 49 workers), while personal leave was available to 61 percent of employees at larger establishments (500 workers or more).

Sick leave was available to 70 percent of employees at smaller establishments and 91 percent of employees at larger establishments.

Percentage of civilian workers with access to paid leave benefits by establishment size, March 2022
Size of establishment Personal leave Sick leave Vacations Holidays

1 to 49 workers

33% 70% 70% 72%

50 to 99 workers

48 79 75 76

100 to 499 workers

58 84 83 85

500 workers or more

61 91 83 86

Six percent of part-time private industry employees had access to childcare benefits, as did 12 percent of full-time employees. Twenty-four percent of part-time employees had access to employer-provided healthcare benefits, while 87 percent of full-time employees had access. Fifty-one percent of part-time employees had access to sick leave benefits, while 86 percent of full-time employees had access.

Percentage of private industry workers with access to employer-provided benefits by work status, March 2022
Benefit Part time Full time

Childcare

6% 12%

Defined contribution retirement

39 75

Healthcare

24 87

Short-term disability

19 51

Sick leave

51 86

These data are from the National Compensation Survey — Benefits program. For more information, see "Employee Benefits in the United States — March 2022" and our detailed bulletin about benefits. We also have more charts on employee benefits. Civilian workers include all employees in private industry and those employed by state and local government.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 86 percent of full-time employees had access to sick leave benefits in March 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/86-percent-of-full-time-employees-had-access-to-sick-leave-benefits-in-march-2022.htm (visited December 01, 2022).

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