QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Paid Sick Leave by Education Level — National Health Interview Survey, 2021

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In 2021, 72.5% of employed adults had paid sick leave.

The percentage with sick leave was highest among workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher (83.6%), followed by workers with an associate degree (73.2%).

The percentage of sick leave was similar for workers with some college (66.3%) and those with a high school diploma or GED (64.4%).

The lowest percentage of sick leave occurred among workers with less than a high school education (48.8%).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm


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