QuickStats: Percentage* of Currently Employed Adults Who Have Paid Sick Leave,† by Industry§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2009 and 2018¶
Weekly / August 30, 2019 / 68(34);753
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* With 95% confidence intervals shown with error bars.
† Based on responses to a question that asked, “Do you have paid sick leave on this main job or business?”
§ Respondents were asked to identify the business or industry of their main job, and these industries/businesses were then categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naicsexternal icon).
¶ Estimates were based on a sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged ≥18 years. Adults not currently employed at the time of interview were not included in the denominators when calculating percentages.
The percentage of all currently employed workers with access to paid sick leave increased from 57.8% in 2009 to 62.4% in 2018. By industry, the percentage increased for workers in construction (32.7% to 43.9%), wholesale & retail trade (48.3% to 53.1%), services (56.7% to 60.8%), and manufacturing (60.7% to 65.5%). In 2018, fewer than half of workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing and construction industries had access to paid sick leave compared to approximately 90% of workers in public administration.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Abay Asfaw, PhD, AAsfaw@cdc.gov, 202-245-0635; Roger R. Rosa, PhD; Regina Pana-Cryan, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Who Have Paid Sick Leave, by Industry — National Health Interview Survey, 2009 and 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:753. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6834a6external icon.
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