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Table 4. Workers who took leave from their jobs during an average week, hours of leave taken, and main reason for taking leave, by selected characteristics, averages for the period 2017-2018

Table 4. Workers who took leave from their jobs during an average week, hours of leave taken, and main reason for taking leave, by selected characteristics, averages for the period 2017-2018
Characteristic Total
workers
(in thou-
sands)
Workers who took paid or unpaid leave during an average week for any reason
Total
(in thou-
sands)
Percent Average
hours of
leave
taken
Percent distribution by main reason for taking leave
Total Own
illness or
medical
care
Illness or
medical
care of a
family
member
Childcare
or
eldercare
(other
than for
illness)
Vaca-
tion
Errands
or
personal
reasons
Birth or
adoption
of a child
Holiday Weather Other

Age

Total, 15 years and over

943,325 90,476 91.3 93.10 900.0 90.1 9.4 9.0 99.3 90.6 9.4 9.8 9.4 9.0

15 to 24 years

91,040 s 95.0 s s s s s s s s s s s

25 to 34 years

92,522 9,739 93.8 93.33 900.0 97.5 9.8 9.9 94.6 91.0 9.6 9.9 9.6 9.2

35 to 44 years

90,382 9,426 91.2 92.62 900.0 96.7 93.1 9.9 98.8 95.1 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.9

45 to 54 years

99,130 9,766 93.2 91.45 900.0 94.2 9.6 9.5 93.0 97.2 9.7 9.1 9.6 9.2

55 to 64 years

92,753 9,121 92.5 96.39 900.0 91.4 9.7 9.7 98.5 96.4 z 9.8 9.3 9.2

65 years and over

9,497 s 97.0 s s s s s s s s s s s

Sex

Men

95,594 95,540 90.6 92.88 900.0 98.8 9.0 9.8 90.6 91.5 9.5 9.4 9.6 9.8

Women

97,730 94,936 92.1 93.32 900.0 91.4 90.9 9.3 97.9 99.7 9.4 9.1 9.3 9.1

Race(1)

White

914,497 95,029 91.9 93.01 900.0 99.6 9.9 9.1 99.0 90.9 9.5 9.2 9.4 9.6

Black or African American

98,312 9,271 97.9 94.50 900.0 97.5 9.2 9.3 96.0 91.9 9.9 9.1 9.9 9.3

Asian

9,380 s 98.7 s s s s s s s s s s s

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity(2)

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

93,573 9,617 95.3 91.56 900.0 92.1 9.0 9.2 90.6 95.0 z 9.4 9.4 9.2

Non-Hispanic or Latino

919,751 96,859 92.4 93.30 900.0 98.4 9.3 9.2 90.4 90.0 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.8

Educational attainment (25 years and over)

Less than a high school diploma

9,400 s 97.7 s s s s s s s s s s s

High school graduates, no college

91,623 9,522 90.6 94.06 900.0 99.2 9.3 9.3 96.0 96.1 9.0 9.2 9.1 9.9

Some college or associate degree

98,627 9,840 90.4 93.56 900.0 94.9 9.1 9.7 96.2 94.3 9.6 9.8 9.2 9.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

94,633 93,656 95.0 93.10 900.0 95.3 9.7 9.0 90.9 91.6 9.4 9.5 9.7 9.0

Parent of a household child

Parent of a household child under 18 years

97,629 90,760 92.6 92.88 900.0 95.9 94.6 9.4 98.7 96.8 9.6 9.6 9.3 9.2

Parent of a child 13 to 17 years (none younger)

9,916 9,251 92.7 90.53 900.0 94.8 90.1 9.0 91.3 90.6 z 92.3 9.7 97.2

Parent of a child under 13 years

97,713 9,509 92.6 93.50 900.0 96.2 95.8 9.4 90.7 95.7 9.5 9.8 9.4 9.5

Not a parent of a household child under 18 years

95,695 99,716 90.6 93.21 900.0 92.3 9.0 9.2 99.6 92.7 9.2 9.0 9.5 9.4

Occupation

Management, business, and financial operations

91,697 9,049 93.3 93.26 900.0 92.0 9.3 9.9 98.3 97.6 9.4 94.7 z 9.7

Professional and related

97,333 9,377 92.4 93.18 900.0 91.7 9.8 9.2 97.3 93.1 9.2 9.5 9.4 9.7

Services

93,784 9,232 97.8 94.07 900.0 95.3 91.7 9.5 92.6 97.4 9.8 9.6 9.4 94.8

Sales and related

92,351 9,193 97.8 94.65 900.0 91.7 9.8 9.1 91.6 97.5 z 9.4 9.2 9.7

Office and administrative support

99,798 9,849 94.5 92.43 900.0 90.4 91.4 9.3 97.8 99.8 9.6 9.4 9.3 9.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry

s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

Construction and extraction

9,847 s 99.1 s s s s s s s s s s s

Installation, maintenance, and repair

9,939 s 92.5 s s s s s s s s s s s

Production

9,001 s 91.7 s s s s s s s s s s s

Transportation and material moving

9,227 s 91.6 s s s s s s s s s s s

Industry

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

Construction

9,697 s 99.9 s s s s s s s s s s s

Manufacturing

96,528 9,119 94.9 92.01 900.0 93.6 9.6 9.4 97.1 97.9 9.8 92.4 9.1 90.1

Wholesale and retail trade

99,014 9,413 97.9 95.59 900.0 92.1 9.1 9.5 98.7 97.4 z 9.0 9.4 9.8

Transportation and utilities

9,018 s 94.8 s s s s s s s s s s s

Information

9,666 s 94.5 s s s s s s s s s s s

Financial activities

90,616 9,706 95.5 96.67 900.0 91.7 9.7 9.9 97.4 93.4 9.2 9.5 z 9.1

Professional and business services

95,942 9,303 90.7 92.58 900.0 97.5 9.5 9.2 90.1 92.4 9.4 91.1 9.4 9.3

Education and health services

96,775 9,956 98.9 92.20 900.0 98.6 90.6 9.8 97.9 99.6 9.1 9.6 9.2 91.7

Leisure and hospitality

93,226 s 97.8 s s s s s s s s s s s

Other services

9,704 s 99.3 s s s s s s s s s s s

Public administration

9,886 9,163 91.4 91.69 900.0 97.9 94.5 9.3 95.5 96.8 9.6 9.0 z 9.3

Class of worker

Private sector

918,698 94,137 90.3 93.53 900.0 98.5 9.7 9.1 91.8 99.7 9.7 9.3 9.7 9.5

Private, for profit

906,193 91,513 90.3 93.86 900.0 98.7 9.7 9.7 92.3 90.2 9.8 9.4 9.9 9.3

Private, not for profit

92,505 9,624 91.0 90.84 900.0 97.3 9.6 9.8 97.3 96.4 9.8 9.0 z 97.6

Public sector

94,627 9,339 95.7 91.44 900.0 95.9 91.0 9.0 99.7 94.0 9.2 9.0 9.5 9.8

Federal government

9,415 s 96.3 s s s s s s s s s s s

State government

9,272 9,339 98.3 91.09 900.0 91.7 90.8 9.8 97.6 97.6 z 91.3 9.4 9.9

Local government

91,940 9,399 90.1 93.09 900.0 94.2 9.9 9.5 94.3 93.0 9.5 9.0 z 91.5

Full- and part-time status (single jobholders only)(3)

Full-time workers

903,981 92,723 91.9 93.35 900.0 90.0 9.6 9.6 92.9 98.6 9.4 9.7 9.3 9.9

Part-time workers

96,249 9,294 96.4 90.97 900.0 93.5 95.4 9.0 95.2 97.3 9.7 9.2 9.9 9.8

Usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary
workers (single jobholders only)

Earnings less than or equal to the 25th percentile

94,145 9,311 93.7 93.89 900.0 93.3 92.7 9.8 92.7 99.0 9.5 9.7 9.3 9.0

Earnings from 25th to 50th percentiles

96,817 9,822 95.4 92.58 900.0 91.1 9.7 9.8 99.8 96.5 9.2 9.1 9.4 9.5

Earnings from 50th to 75th percentiles

96,532 9,354 93.9 92.91 900.0 95.4 9.9 9.2 92.9 99.3 9.1 9.2 9.4 9.5

Earnings greater than the 75th percentile

96,486 9,236 93.5 94.35 900.0 96.4 9.3 9.2 91.5 99.8 9.4 94.0 9.1 9.2

Work schedule flexibility(4)

Had flexible schedule

90,286 97,427 91.7 93.29 900.0 97.3 9.7 9.5 91.0 90.5 9.2 9.6 9.6 9.6

Did not have flexible schedule

93,038 93,049 90.7 92.83 900.0 93.7 9.7 9.5 96.9 90.8 9.7 9.7 9.5 9.5

Workplace flexibility(5)

Could work at home

99,983 9,742 94.4 93.11 900.0 93.1 9.8 9.8 91.7 95.4 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.8

Could not work at home

903,080 90,729 90.1 93.09 900.0 93.3 9.2 9.7 98.1 98.4 9.2 9.8 9.8 9.5

(1) Estimates for race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to the total because data are not presented for all races.
(2) Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
(3) Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more per week. Part-time workers usually work less than 35 hours per week.
(4) Workers with flexible schedules were able to vary or change the times they began and stopped working.
(5) The subcategories do not sum to the totals because a small number of workers did not provide this information.
s - Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
z - Estimate is approximately zero.

Note: Data refer to wage and salary workers at their main jobs. All self-employed workers (including workers with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses) are excluded. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to workers 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: November 04, 2020