Author
Van Giezen, Robert W.
Title
Paid Leave in Private Industry Over the Past 20 Years
Series
Beyond the Numbers, Pay and Benefits, Vol. 2 #18, Aug 2013.
Publisher
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
City
Washingon
Date
2013
Original Date
Libraries
LOW
URL
http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/paid-leave-in-private-industry-over-the-past-20-years.htm
Comments
Compares the amount of vacation, sick leave, and holidays available to American workers in 2012 with twenty years before. Similar percentages of the work force got leave in both periods. However, vacation days increased slightly, but not as much as holidays and sick leave declined. If it is presumed that the need for sick leave did not change, a loss of sick leave meant having to use vacation time for illness. Thus the data shows a lowering of between 2 and 7 days of time off per year, depending on length of service.