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from Spencer’s Benefits Reports: In 2011, 90 percent of wage and salary workers had access to paid or unpaid leave at their main jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2011 American Time Use Survey found that 59 percent had access to paid leave, 77 percent had access to unpaid leave, and an additional 7 percent of workers were unsure whether they had access to unpaid leave.
Men and women were about equally likely to have access to paid or unpaid leave at their main jobs in 2011, the BLS noted. Ninety percent of men had access to paid or unpaid leave compared with 91 percent of women. However, the BLS found that by occupation, workers in management, business, and financial operations jobs were the most likely to have access to paid leave (77 percent). Those in service-related occupations were the least likely to have access to paid leave (35 percent).
The survey also found that, on average, 21 percent of workers took paid or unpaid leave during an average week. In addition, workers who took leave during an average week took an average of 15.6 hours of leave. Women were slightly more likely than men to take leave from their jobs—23 percent compared with 20 percent.
For more information, visit http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/leave.pdf.
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