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:
Financial Activities: 94%
Education and Health Services: 85%
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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