Who’s getting paid sick days

NEW YORK (AP) — Omicron is shining a spotlight on the disparities between who gets paid sick days and who doesn’t. Nearly 80% of all private sector workers get at least one paid sick day, according to a national compensation survey of employee benefits conducted in March by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But many workers are vulnerable, particularly those in the low income bracket. Here is a look at the breakdown of who gets paid sick days.

BY INCOME BRACKET

Bottom 10% 33%

Top 10% 95%

BY EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Part-time 48%

Full-time 87%

BY OCCUPATION

Financial Activities 94%

Education and Health Services 85%

Construction 69%

Retail Trade 67%

Leisure and Hospitality 50%

BY SIZE OF EMPLOYER

1 to 49 workers 68%

500 workers or more 91%

— Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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