Table 1. Wage and salary workers with access to paid or unpaid leave at their main job by selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages

Table 1. Wage and salary workers with access to paid or unpaid leave at their main job by selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages
                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                         Percent of workers with access to:                           
                                          Total wage                                                                                                  
                                          and salary                                                                                                  
                                           workers            Paid leave (1)                   Unpaid leave (1)           Paid or unpaid leave (1) (2)
         Characteristic                   (in thou-                                                                                                   
                                            sands)                                                                                                    
                                                         Yes        No       Do not       Yes        No       Do not       Yes         No      Do not 
                                                                              know                             know                             know  
                                                                                                                                                      
                   Age                                                                                                                                
Total, 15 years and over.................. 139,058      59.0       39.7        1.1       76.6       15.9        7.3       90.2        7.8        1.8  
  15 to 24 years..........................  20,880      26.0       71.0        3.0       80.5       15.1        4.4       86.0       11.2        2.8  
  25 to 34 years..........................  30,901      63.0       35.9        0.9       79.0       13.4        7.3       92.7        5.4        1.7  
  35 to 44 years..........................  28,954      65.6       33.3         .8       72.3       19.1        8.2       89.4        8.7        1.6  
  45 to 54 years..........................  31,566      69.7       29.8         .5       77.3       14.7        8.0       92.2        6.3        1.5  
  55 to 64 years..........................  21,254      63.9       34.6        1.0       74.5       17.3        7.7       89.2        9.1        1.4  
  65 years and over.......................   5,503      45.5       52.6        1.7       74.3       17.5        7.5       88.5        8.3        2.4  
                                                                                                                                                      
                   Sex                                                                                                                                
 Men......................................  73,430      60.3       38.6        1.0       75.4       17.3        7.0       89.8        8.4        1.5  
 Women....................................  65,628      57.5       41.0        1.3       77.9       14.3        7.6       90.6        7.1        2.1  
                                                                                                                                                      
                 Race (3)                                                                                                                             
 White.................................... 116,125      58.9       39.8        1.2       76.9       15.4        7.5       90.5        7.7        1.7  
 Black or African American................  15,204      60.6       38.2        1.0       76.7       17.5        5.5       90.4        7.6        1.8  
 Asian....................................   5,188      62.2       36.8         .2       72.1       20.0        6.8       87.1        9.7        2.1  
                                                                                                                                                      
     Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (4)                                                                                                                 
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.............  18,511      43.0       55.1        1.9       71.2       23.3        5.6       81.8       15.6        2.6  
 Nonhispanic.............................. 120,548      61.4       37.3        1.0       77.4       14.8        7.5       91.5        6.6        1.7  
                                                                                                                                                      
   Educational attainment (25 years                                                                                                                   
     and over)                                                                                                                                        
 Less than a high school diploma..........   8,002      34.9       63.9        1.2       70.4       24.9        4.8       80.7       16.6        2.7  
 High school graduates, no college........  33,358      61.1       38.2         .4       75.8       18.0        5.9       88.6        9.1        2.1  
 Some college or associate degree.........  30,886      66.4       32.4         .9       78.2       14.6        6.9       92.8        6.1         .8  
 Bachelor's degree and higher.............  45,932      71.6       27.2         .9       75.3       14.1       10.3       93.1        5.0        1.6  
                                                                                                                                                      
       Parent of a household child                                                                                                                    
 Parent of a household child under                                                                                                                    
   18 years...............................  47,401      63.2       36.0         .7       76.6       16.6        6.6       90.2        7.9        1.8  
   Parent of a child 13 to 17 (none                                                                                                                   
     younger).............................   9,711      66.3       33.4         .3       71.6       18.7        9.7       87.8        9.4        2.9  
   Parent of a child under 13.............  37,690      62.4       36.7         .7       77.9       16.1        5.8       90.9        7.5        1.5  
 Not a parent of a household child                                                                                                                    
   under 18...............................  91,657      56.8       41.6        1.4       76.5       15.5        7.6       90.2        7.8        1.8  
                                                                                                                                                      
                Health (5)                                                                                                                            
 Excellent................................  38,052      58.6       39.6        1.2       75.0       17.5        7.0       89.3        8.8        1.4  
 Very good................................  52,725      62.0       36.9        1.0       79.9       13.0        7.0       92.8        5.3        1.8  
 Good.....................................  38,054      56.5       42.5        1.0       74.8       17.0        7.9       88.1        9.7        2.1  
 Fair or poor.............................  10,227      53.4       44.5        2.0       71.8       20.8        7.2       87.8       10.0        2.1  
                                                                                                                                                      
                Occupation                                                                                                                            
 Management, business, and financial                                                                                                                  
   operations.............................  21,246      77.2       21.5         .9       72.3       16.9       10.2       92.8        5.1        1.5  
 Professional and related.................  32,140      69.4       29.5         .8       76.2       13.2       10.2       93.0        5.2        1.5  
 Services.................................  24,004      35.7       62.4        2.0       79.7       15.5        4.7       87.3       10.9        1.8  
 Sales and related........................  14,042      44.6       52.2        3.1       75.3       18.1        6.5       85.4       10.5        3.9  
 Office and administrative support........  18,929      66.0       33.2         .6       78.6       14.6        6.5       91.7        6.5        1.5  
 Farming, fishing, and forestry...........     703      (8)         (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)  
 Construction and extraction..............   6,878      36.1       63.5         .4       71.3       24.2        4.5       84.7       13.7        1.6  
 Installation, maintenance, and repair....   4,972      71.3       28.6         .1       79.0       16.7        4.3       91.6        7.2        1.2  
 Production...............................   7,688      62.9       36.4         .7       81.5       14.7        3.8       90.4        8.1        1.4  
 Transportation and material moving.......   8,456      58.3       41.0         .5       75.6       17.7        6.5       89.0        9.3        1.6  
                                                                                                                                                      
                 Industry                                                                                                                             
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and                                                                                                                  
   hunting................................   1,251      32.5       67.1         ~0        83.5      16.1         ~0       87.7       11.9         ~0  
 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas                                                                                                                   
   extraction.............................   1,014       (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)        (8)  
 Construction.............................   8,684      38.5       60.9         .5       71.2       23.8        4.9       85.2       13.3        1.3  
 Manufacturing............................  14,272      73.2       25.9         .8       79.5       12.8        7.5       92.5        5.6        1.7  
 Wholesale and retail trade...............  19,279      53.5       43.7        2.8       77.6       16.1        6.2       88.8        8.3        2.8  
 Transportation and utilities.............   7,411      72.2       27.2         ~0       74.6       18.8        6.1       89.0       10.4         ~0  
 Information..............................   3,548      59.9       38.7        1.3       69.1       20.8        9.3       85.7       10.1        3.4  
 Financial activities.....................   8,096      79.0       20.3         .2       74.9       13.4       11.0       95.4        3.9         .2  
 Professional and business services.......  15,433      56.4       42.3        1.3       77.5       13.0        9.4       89.5        7.9        2.6  
 Education and health services............  34,912      65.3       33.8         .6       76.5       14.9        8.2       91.9        6.0        1.9  
 Leisure and hospitality..................  13,224      24.8       71.7        3.2       80.2       16.1        3.4       86.5       11.1        2.2  
 Other services...........................   5,066      42.2       57.6         .2       72.9       21.2        6.0       85.7       13.5         .8  
 Public administration....................   6,870      89.2       10.7         .2       76.0       14.6        9.4       98.2        1.7         .2  
                                                                                                                                                      
            Class of worker (6)                                                                                                                       
 Private sector........................... 111,092      56.8       41.7        1.3       77.3       15.4        7.0       90.4        7.5        1.8  
   Private, for profit.................... 100,795      56.2       42.2        1.4       77.7       15.3        6.7       90.2        7.7        1.8  
   Private, not for profit................  10,296      63.0       36.7         .3       73.2       16.4       10.0       92.3        6.3        1.4  
 Public sector............................  23,586      76.1       23.1         .7       75.5       15.2        9.2       92.9        5.1        1.9  
   Federal government.....................   3,878      86.3       12.0        1.7       79.2        9.1       11.7       95.7        2.6        1.7  
   State government.......................   8,627      75.3       24.2         .5       76.3       14.3        9.5       94.7        3.6        1.7  
   Local government.......................  11,082      73.1       26.0         .6       73.6       18.0        8.1       90.4        7.2        2.0  
                                                                                                                                                      
     Full- and part-time status                                                                                                                       
      (single jobholders only)                                                                                                                        
 Full-time workers........................  98,492      71.4       27.5         .8       76.3       15.5        7.8       92.6        6.0        1.1  
 Part-time workers........................  27,743      22.4       74.8        2.6       81.4       14.3        4.3       85.2       11.8        3.0  
                                                                                                                                                      
    Earnings of full-time workers                                                                                                                     
      (single jobholders only) (7)                                                                                                                    
 $0 - $540................................  24,229      50.1       48.2        1.5       78.0       16.5        5.1       88.4        9.6        1.6  
 $541 - $830..............................  23,989      77.1       21.9         .9       78.9       14.1        6.9       94.7        4.0        1.2  
 $831 - $1,230............................  23,260      81.2       17.8         .7       74.8       15.0        9.7       95.3        3.4        1.0  
 $1,231 and higher........................  24,195      82.8       16.4         .4       75.4       14.1       10.1       94.9        4.0         .7  

   1 The subcategories do not sum to 100 percent because a small number of workers did not provide this information.
   2 Some workers have access to both paid and unpaid leave.
   3 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.
   4 Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   5 Health status was self-reported by individuals who participated in the survey.
   6 Class of worker estimates do not include self-employed incorporated workers.
   7 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.
   8 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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