HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
47. Absences from work of employed full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and industry
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2011
Full-time wage
and salary
workers(1)
Absence rate(1) Lost worktime rate(2)
Total Illness or
injury
Other
reasons
Total Illness or
injury
Other
reasons

Total employed

100,526 3.0 2.2 0.9 1.5 1.1 0.4

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

39,942 2.7 1.8 0.9 1.3 0.8 0.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

16,196 2.2 1.5 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.4

Management occupations

11,007 2.0 1.4 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.3

Business and financial operations occupations

5,189 2.6 1.8 0.8 1.3 0.8 0.5

Professional and related occupations

23,746 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.5 0.9 0.6

Computer and mathematical occupations

3,302 2.2 1.6 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.3

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,495 2.2 1.6 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,062 2.5 1.7 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.5

Community and social service occupations

1,942 3.8 2.8 1.1 1.9 1.3 0.6

Legal occupations

1,259 2.5 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.4

Education, training, and library occupations

6,534 3.1 1.9 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.7

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,469 2.4 1.6 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.4

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

5,681 3.7 2.5 1.3 2.2 1.4 0.8

Service occupations

14,434 3.5 2.6 0.9 1.7 1.3 0.4

Healthcare support occupations

2,231 4.5 3.0 1.4 2.4 1.7 0.8

Protective service occupations

2,780 3.1 2.2 0.8 1.9 1.4 0.5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3,897 3.2 2.4 0.8 1.2 0.9 0.3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,391 3.4 2.6 0.8 1.6 1.3 0.3

Personal care and service occupations

2,135 3.7 2.8 0.9 1.6 1.2 0.4

Sales and office occupations

22,858 3.3 2.3 1.0 1.6 1.1 0.5

Sales and related occupations

9,240 2.7 1.9 0.8 1.3 0.9 0.4

Office and administrative support occupations

13,618 3.7 2.6 1.1 1.8 1.3 0.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

9,945 2.8 2.2 0.6 1.4 1.2 0.2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

757 2.5 1.8 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.3

Construction and extraction occupations

5,014 2.9 2.3 0.7 1.4 1.1 0.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,174 2.8 2.2 0.6 1.6 1.3 0.2

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

13,348 3.3 2.6 0.7 1.9 1.6 0.4

Production occupations

7,080 3.4 2.6 0.8 1.9 1.5 0.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,268 3.3 2.6 0.7 2.0 1.6 0.3

INDUSTRY

Private sector

82,894 2.9 2.1 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.4

Agriculture and related industries

951 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.2

Nonagricultural industries

81,943 2.9 2.1 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

749 3.0 2.3 0.7 1.9 1.6 0.3

Construction

5,540 2.5 1.9 0.6 1.1 0.9 0.2

Manufacturing

12,883 2.8 2.1 0.7 1.5 1.2 0.3

Durable goods

8,132 2.8 2.1 0.7 1.5 1.2 0.3

Nondurable goods

4,751 2.7 2.1 0.6 1.6 1.3 0.3

Wholesale and retail trade

12,899 2.9 2.1 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.4

Wholesale trade

3,104 2.2 1.6 0.6 1.0 0.8 0.2

Retail trade

9,795 3.2 2.3 0.9 1.6 1.1 0.5

Transportation and utilities

4,616 2.8 2.2 0.6 1.7 1.4 0.3

Transportation and warehousing

3,748 2.9 2.3 0.6 1.8 1.5 0.3

Utilities

868 2.5 1.8 0.7 1.4 1.0 0.4

Information

2,406 2.8 2.1 0.7 1.5 1.2 0.4

Financial activities

7,195 2.6 1.7 0.9 1.2 0.8 0.5

Finance and insurance

5,582 2.7 1.7 0.9 1.3 0.8 0.6

Finance

3,604 2.5 1.6 0.9 1.3 0.7 0.6

Insurance

1,978 2.9 1.9 1.0 1.4 0.9 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

1,614 2.2 1.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.2

Professional and business services

10,438 2.5 1.7 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.4

Professional and technical services

6,427 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.3

Management, administrative, and waste services

4,011 3.1 2.2 0.9 1.5 1.0 0.5

Education and health services

15,058 3.4 2.3 1.1 1.8 1.2 0.6

Educational services

2,935 2.6 1.8 0.8 1.3 0.9 0.4

Health care and social assistance

12,123 3.6 2.5 1.1 1.9 1.3 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

6,387 3.0 2.2 0.7 1.3 0.9 0.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,289 3.5 2.5 0.9 1.6 1.2 0.4

Accommodation and food services

5,098 2.9 2.2 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.3

Accommodation

1,008 2.9 2.2 0.6 1.4 0.9 0.5

Food services and drinking places

4,090 2.9 2.2 0.7 1.1 0.9 0.2

Other services(3)

3,771 3.1 2.2 0.9 1.4 0.9 0.5

Other services, except private households

3,450 3.0 2.1 0.9 1.5 1.0 0.5

Public sector

17,632 3.8 2.7 1.1 1.9 1.3 0.6

Federal government

3,337 3.9 2.9 1.0 1.9 1.4 0.5

State government

5,334 4.2 3.0 1.2 2.1 1.4 0.7

Local government

8,962 3.6 2.5 1.1 1.9 1.3 0.6

Footnotes
(1) Absences are defined as instances when persons who usually work 35 or more hours per week (full time) worked less than 35 hours during the reference week for one of the following reasons: own illness, injury, or medical problems; child care problems; other family or personal obligations; civic or military duty; and maternity or paternity leave. Excluded are situations in which work was missed due to vacation or personal days, holiday, labor dispute, and other reasons. For multiple jobholders, absence data refer only to work missed at their main jobs. The absence rate is the ratio of workers with absences to total full-time wage and salary employment.
(2) Hours absent as a percent of hours usually worked.
(3) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

NOTE: All self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. The estimates of full-time wage and salary employment shown in this table do not match those in other tables because the estimates in this table are based on the full CPS sample and those in the other tables are based on a quarter of the sample only. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Occupational data for 2011 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012