Absenteeism in the Workplace

[*]Defined as working fewer than 35 hrs during the reference week due to illness, injury or other medical issue.

[†]Defined as employed persons aged 16 years or older who usually work 35+ hours per week at all jobs combined.

[‡]Expected values based on monthly averages for the previous 5 seasons

[§]Defined as working fewer than 35 hrs during the reference week for non-economic reasons

[¶]Occupation and industry classification based on subjects’ primary job using the CPS major recodes for occupation and industry

The data for these visualizations are available in an Excel workbookexcel icon

Page last reviewed: December 10, 2020