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Table 2. Wage and salary workers who took leave from their main job during an average week: percent of workers taking leave, hours of leave taken, and main reason for taking leave, 2011 annual averages

Table 2. Wage and salary workers who took leave from their main job during an average week: percent of workers taking leave, hours of leave taken, and
main reason for taking leave, 2011 annual averages
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                            Workers who took paid or unpaid leave during an average week for any reason                 
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
                                    Total                                               Percent distribution by main reason for taking leave            
                                  wage and                                                                                                              
                                   salary    Number              Average                     Illness     Child-                                         
                                   workers  (in thou-  Percent    hours of            Own       or       care or             Errands   Birth or         
          Characteristic          (in thou-  sands)               leave            illness   medical     elder-                or     adoption          
                                   sands)                         taken    Total      or     care of      care    Vacation  personal    of a     Other  
                                                                                    medical  a family   (other              reasons     child           
                                                                                     care     member    than for                                        
                                                                                                        illness)                                        
              Age                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Total, 15 years and over.........  139,058    29,653     21.3      15.61    100.0      21.9       5.6       2.3      29.5      16.5       1.7      22.5 
  15 to 24 years.................   20,880     4,253     20.4      13.81    100.0      22.6       0.5       1.1      21.3      23.4        ~0      31.0 
  25 to 34 years.................   30,901     6,252     20.2      13.94    100.0      17.0       7.7       3.7      25.6      20.3       5.7      20.1 
  35 to 44 years.................   28,954     5,972     20.6      17.49    100.0      18.8       6.1       3.5      32.8      14.6       2.4      21.7 
  45 to 54 years.................   31,566     7,674     24.3      16.23    100.0      24.6       7.0       2.2      32.7      12.1        ~0      21.4 
  55 to 64 years.................   21,254     4,742     22.3      16.09    100.0      27.3       4.3       0.4      31.8      14.3        ~0      21.8 
  65 years and over..............    5,503       760     13.8       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
                                                                                                                                                        
              Sex                                                                                                                                       
 Men.............................   73,430    14,456     19.7      15.73    100.0      16.9       5.1       2.6      30.8      19.5       0.1      25.0 
 Women...........................   65,628    15,198     23.2      15.50    100.0      26.8       6.1       1.9      28.3      13.7       3.2      20.1 
                                                                                                                                                        
            Race (1)                                                                                                                                    
 White...........................  116,125    25,228     21.7      15.45    100.0      20.8       5.7       2.4      29.8      16.6       1.4      23.3 
 Black or African American.......   15,204     3,219     21.2      16.25    100.0      31.1       4.9       1.0      26.0      14.9       2.7      19.5 
 Asian...........................    5,188       822     15.8       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
                                                                                                                                                        
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (2)                                                                                                                      
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity....   18,511     2,564     13.9      15.93    100.0      22.8       6.2       6.2      23.1      18.0        .9      22.8 
 Nonhispanic.....................  120,548    27,089     22.5      15.58    100.0      21.8       5.5       1.9      30.1      16.4       1.7      22.5 
                                                                                                                                                        
   Educational attainment (25                                                                                                                     
     years and over)                                                                                                                                         
 Less than a high school diploma.    8,002     1,050     13.1       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 High school graduates, no                                                                                                                              
   college.......................   33,358     7,170     21.5      17.29    100.0      24.8       7.3       2.3      26.7      17.2       1.4      20.4 
 Some college or associate                                                                                                                              
   degree........................   30,886     6,538     21.2      15.06    100.0      20.7       7.7       2.0      31.2      15.2       2.1      21.1 
 Bachelor's degree and higher....   45,932    10,642     23.2      15.42    100.0      19.7       4.5       2.2      36.0      14.0       2.2      21.3 
                                                                                                                                                        
      Parent of a household child                                                                                                                          
 Parent of a household child                                                                                                                            
   under 18 years................   47,401    10,260     21.6      16.21    100.0      18.2       8.6       6.0      26.5      15.2       3.8      21.8 
   Parent of a child 13 to 17                                                                                                                           
   (none younger)................    9,711     1,865     19.2      16.48    100.0      21.8       7.6       7.5      38.2      11.6        ~0      13.3 
   Parent of a child under 13....   37,690     8,396     22.3      16.15    100.0      17.4       8.8       5.6      23.9      16.0       4.6      23.6 
 Not a parent of a household                                                                                                                            
   child under 18................   91,657    19,393     21.2      15.29    100.0      23.9       4.0        .3      31.1      17.2        .6      22.9 
                                                                                                                                                        
           Health (3)                                                                                                                                   
 Excellent.......................   38,052     8,253     21.7      16.00    100.0      12.8       4.4       1.2      39.5      17.5       2.0      22.6 
 Very good.......................   52,725    10,855     20.6      15.31    100.0      17.8       4.9       2.6      30.6      15.9       1.1      27.1 
 Good............................   38,054     8,596     22.6      15.46    100.0      32.2       6.7       2.3      21.7      17.2       2.0      17.8 
 Fair or poor....................   10,227     1,950     19.1      16.37    100.0      38.2       9.9       4.7      15.5      12.1       2.3      17.2 
                                                                                                                                                        
           Occupation                                                                                                                                   
 Management, business, and                                                                                                                              
   financial operations..........   21,246     4,465     21.0      15.88    100.0      17.6       5.6       2.9      36.9      13.5        .3      23.3 
 Professional and related........   32,140     8,110     25.2      15.97    100.0      19.4       4.6       2.2      36.3      14.4       2.8      20.3 
 Services........................   24,004     4,369     18.2      14.00    100.0      27.6       9.0       1.1      20.2      20.5       1.1      20.6 
 Sales and related...............   14,042     2,480     17.7      14.73    100.0      21.1       1.9       3.7      35.5      15.8       3.1      18.9 
 Office and administrative                                                                                                                              
   support.......................   18,929     4,633     24.5      12.68    100.0      24.5       4.6       1.5      25.2      17.6       1.6      25.0 
 Farming, fishing, and forestry..      703      (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 Construction and extraction.....    6,878     1,141     16.6       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 Installation, maintenance, and                                                                                                                         
   repair........................    4,972     1,141     23.0       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 Production......................    7,688     1,527     19.9      20.33    100.0      22.4       2.2       2.7      33.0      19.2        ~0      20.5 
 Transportation and material                                                                                                                            
   moving........................    8,456     1,541     18.2      16.92    100.0      30.0       3.6       3.9      12.8      21.5       1.5      26.6 
                                                                                                                                                        
            Industry                                                                                                                                    
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,                                                                                                                         
  and hunting....................    1,251       423     33.8       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 Mining, quarrying, and oil and                                                                                                                         
   gas extraction................    1,014      (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 Construction....................    8,684     1,517     17.5      16.14    100.0      12.1       9.9       5.6      19.6      13.9       2.5      36.3 
 Manufacturing...................   14,272     3,037     21.3      17.95    100.0      16.1       4.2       3.3      37.5      18.2        .6      20.2 
 Wholesale and retail trade......   19,279     3,179     16.5      14.89    100.0      23.1       4.4       3.3      27.6      11.0       2.5      28.1 
 Transportation and utilities....    7,411     1,763     23.8      20.32    100.0      35.2       4.5       1.8      23.5      13.1       1.7      20.2 
 Information....................    3,548       871     24.6       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)  
 Financial activities............    8,096     1,780     22.0      16.49    100.0      17.2       6.0       3.4      42.0      18.2        ~0      13.2 
 Professional and business     .                                                                                                                        
   services......................   15,433     4,246     27.5      13.60    100.0      12.3       6.4        .4      26.3      26.8       1.7      26.1 
 Education and health services...   34,912     7,076     20.3      16.75    100.0      26.8       4.8       2.2      29.5      12.4       3.1      21.2 
 Leisure and hospitality.........   13,224     2,556     19.3      15.75    100.0      22.5       6.5       3.1      32.0      20.1       1.3      14.5 
 Other services..................    5,066       652     12.9       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6)       (6) 
 Public administration...........    6,870     2,395     34.9      10.99    100.0      30.8       7.4       1.1      32.2      11.3        ~0      17.1 
                                                                                                                                                        
       Class of worker (4)                                                                                                                              
 Private sector..................  111,092    21,788     19.6      15.37    100.0      21.4       5.7       2.2      28.6      16.8       1.8      23.5 
   Private, for profit...........  100,795    19,854     19.7      15.40    100.0      20.7       5.7       2.2      28.2      17.4       1.5      24.4 
   Private, not for profit.......   10,296     1,935     18.8      15.06    100.0      28.5       5.7       2.4      33.1      11.0       5.0      14.3 
 Public sector...................   23,586     6,792     28.8      16.12    100.0      25.7       5.4       2.3      32.6      14.4       1.6      18.1 
   Federal government............    3,878     1,419     36.6      11.02    100.0      34.7       4.2        .3      28.8      17.4        .5      14.2 
   State government..............    8,627     2,122     24.6      14.64    100.0      25.8       7.6       1.9      26.3      14.1       2.6      21.7 
   Local government..............   11,082     3,251     29.3      19.31    100.0      21.7       4.5       3.4      38.3      13.4       1.4      17.4 
                                                                                                                                                        
     Full- and part-time status                                                                                                                         
      (single jobholders only)                                                                                                                          
 Full-time workers...............   98,492    21,628     22.0      16.26    100.0      22.9       5.4       2.4      30.7      14.6       2.2      21.9 
 Part-time workers...............   27,743     5,477     19.7      13.72    100.0      17.8       6.5       1.3      27.2      20.5        .4      26.4 
                                                                                                                                                        
     Earnings of full-time workers                                                                                                                      
      (single jobholders only) (5)                                                                                                                     
 $0 - $540.......................   24,229     4,208     17.4      14.14    100.0      30.1       5.2       4.3      19.9      17.7       2.5      20.3 
 $541 - $830.....................   23,989     5,241     21.8      15.77    100.0      26.5       6.0       2.1      27.8      10.0       1.1      26.4 
 $831 - $1,230...................   23,260     5,527     23.8      17.84    100.0      21.4       5.3        .9      31.9      16.4       1.5      22.6 
 $1,231 and higher...............   24,195     6,083     25.1      16.47    100.0      17.1       5.3       2.0      39.4      15.0       3.8      17.3 
                                                                                                                                                        
   1 Estimates for the race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
   2 Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   3 Health status was self-reported by individuals who participated in the survey.
   4 Class of worker estimates do not include self-employed incorporated workers.
   5 These values are based on usual weekly earnings. Each earnings range represents approximately 25 percent of full-time wage and salary workers
(except self-employed incorporated workers) who held only one job.
   6 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
  ~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to wage and salary workers age 15 years and over. Self-employed workers whose businesses are
incorporated are classified as wage and salary workers.



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