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Share of workers with paid leave, by wage group, 2011

Percent with access to: Number of paid holidays*
Paid
sick days
Paid
vacation
Paid family
leave
All 67% 74% 12% 8
By wage
Bottom 10 percent 23% 40% 4% 5
Lowest quarter 36 53 5 6
Second quarter 69 83 11 8
Third quarter 79 89 14 9
Top quarter 88 78 19 10
Top 10 percent 90 75 20 10
By union status
Union 84% 74% 15% 10
Nonunion 64 74 11 8
Number of paid sick days by length of service* Number of vacation days by length of service*
1 yr 5 yrs 10 yrs 20 yrs 1 yr 5 yrs 10 yrs 20 yrs
All 9 9 10 10 10 14 17 19
Union 10 11 11 12 10 14 17 21
Nonunion 8 9 9 10 10 14 17 19

* For those with such paid leave

Note: Data are for civilian workers, defined as workers in the private sector and state and local government but not the federal government.

Source: Authors' analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Employee Benefits Survey published tables

Updated May 14, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Computed from BLS Employee Benefits Survey, Holiday, Vacation, Sick, and Other Leave Benefits, March 2011, data tables 34, 36, and 38; http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/benefits/2011/benefits_leave.htm.

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