New Data Regarding Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave

On August 16, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data from the 2011 American Time Use Survey. Among the findings were that:

  • 4 in 10 workers lack access to paid leave; and
  • Low-wage workers, Latino workers, those with poorer health, and those whose jobs place them in direct contact with the public (such as retail and hospitality, including food service) are less likely to have access to leave and more likely to lose wages when they take leave.
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