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Table 5. Average paid holidays and days of vacation and sick leave for full-time employees




Table 5.  Average paid holidays and days of vacation and sick leave for full-time
employees in small private establishments, 1996
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
                                               Professional,                            
                                      All        technical,     Clerical    Blue-collar 
         Leave category            full-time        and        and sales    and service 
                                   employees      related     employees(2)  employees(3)
                                                employees(1)                            
                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        
Paid holidays...................       7.6           8.5           7.7           7.0    
                                                                                        
Paid vacation days after                                                                
   specified years of                                                                   
   service:(4)                                                                          
   1 year.......................       8.1          10.0           8.6           6.8    
   3 years......................      10.2          11.7          10.5           9.2    
   5 years......................      11.9          13.8          12.3          10.7    
   10 years.....................      13.9          16.0          14.3          12.5    
   15 years.....................      14.8          17.0          15.4          13.4    
   20 years.....................      15.4          17.6          16.1          13.8    
   25 years.....................      15.7          17.8          16.4          14.1    
                                                                                        
Paid sick leave days after                                                              
   specified years of                                                                   
   service:(4)                                                                          
   1 year.......................       8.0           8.5           7.0           8.8    
   3 years......................       8.7           9.0           8.1           9.2    
   5 years......................       9.5           9.6           9.4           9.6    
   10 years.....................      10.3           9.9          10.6          10.1    
   15 years.....................      10.5          10.2          11.0          10.1    
   20 years.....................      10.8          10.5          11.7          10.1    
   25 years.....................      10.9          10.6          11.7          10.1    

  1 Includes professional, technical, executive, and administrative occupations.
  2 Includes clerical, administrative support, and sales occupations.
  3 Includes production, craft, repair, laborer, and service occupations.
  4 A specific number of days granted after completion of the indicated service or
accrued during the next years.

  NOTE: Computed averages exclude days at partial pay and workers in plans that do not
stipulate at least 1 full day.

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