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Table 4. 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 type of leave used by main reason for taking leave, 2011 annual averages

Table 4. 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 type of leave used by main reason for taking leave, 2011 annual averages
                                                                                                                              
                                                       Workers who took paid or unpaid leave during an average week           
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                    Percent distribution by type of leave     
                                              Number                 Average                                                  
      Main reason for taking leave           (in thou-    Percent    hours of                                                 
                                              sands)               leave taken              Paid leave    Unpaid     Paid and 
                                                                                  Total        only     leave only    unpaid  
                                                                                                                      leave   
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
Total.....................................    29,653       21.3        15.61      100.0        57.1        40.0         2.9   
  Own illness or medical care.............     6,502        4.7        13.79      100.0        62.6        34.8         2.7   
  Illness or medical care of another                                                                                          
    family member.........................     1,656        1.2        11.52      100.0        65.0        30.7         4.2   
  Childcare or eldercare (other than for                                                                                      
    illness)..............................       677        0.5          (1)        (1)         (1)         (1)         (1)   
  Vacation................................     8,758        6.3        21.53      100.0        68.3        28.9         2.7   
  Errands or personal reasons.............     4,890        3.5         8.79      100.0        47.1        51.3         1.6   
  Birth or adoption of a child............       497         .4          (1)        (1)         (1)         (1)         (1)   
  Other...................................     6,673        4.8        14.29      100.0        44.8        51.4         3.8   

   1 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
   NOTE: 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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Last Modified Date: August 16, 2012
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