Even Pre-Pandemic, 81% of Manufacturers Provided Paid Sick Leave

New information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that a large majority of U.S. workers had access to paid sick leave even before Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In March 2020, 81% of all manufacturing workers had access to paid sick leave. And once other types of paid leave were included, the access rate increased to 97%.

Across all industries, employees at establishments with one to https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2021/article/employee-access-to-sick-leave.htm49 workers and 50 to 99 workers were offered an average of six days of sick leave per year; employees at firms with 100 to 499 workers, an average of seven days; and employees at firms with 500 or more workers, an average of eight days. 6/15/2021