QuickStats: Percentage* of Currently Employed Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Have Paid Sick Leave,† by Poverty Status§ — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2008 and 2018
Weekly / November 22, 2019 / 68(46);1087
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a positive response to the question “Do you have paid sick leave on this main job or business?”
§ Poverty status was based on family income and family size using the U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Family income was imputed when missing.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component.
The percentage of currently employed adults aged 18–64 years who have paid sick leave increased from 57.8% in 2008 to 61.7% in 2018. For both 2008 and 2018, the percentage of employees with paid sick leave increased with family income. In 2018, the percentage with paid sick leave was 31.5% for those with incomes <100% of the poverty threshold, increasing to 71.4% for those with incomes ≥400% of the poverty threshold. The percentage of employees with paid sick leave increased from 2008 to 2018 in all poverty groups, although the increase was not significant for those with incomes <100% of the poverty threshold or for those with incomes ≥400% of the poverty threshold.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008 and 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.
Reported by: Peter Boersma, MPH, PBoersma@cdc.gov, 301-458-4101; Lindsey I. Black, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Have Paid Sick Leave, by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:1087. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6846a6external icon.
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