Some facts on sick days

58 percent — U.S. workers with paid sick days.

40 percent — Workers in small companies (fewer than 25 employees) with paid sick days.

10 — Average number of paid sick days per year granted to employees of private companies.

49 percent — Workers with paid sick days who don't take any in a given year.

3.9 — Average number of sick days a person takes each year to care for self.

1.3 — Average number of sick days taken each year to care for a family member.

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Institute for Women's Policy Research; Hewitt Associates; Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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