Estimating the Number and Percent of Workers with No Paid Sick Days in Your State
FROM THE BLS
A B C D E F
Number of workers in
workers in your state
your state without paid
Percent of without paid sick days, by
workers Number of sick days, by industry ( =
NAICS without paid employees in industry ( = (Column I /
industry sick days your state, by (Column E * Column
code Private Sector Industry nationally 1 industry 2 Column G)/100) G)*100)
21 Mining 52 0 #DIV/0!
22 Utilities 15 0 #DIV/0!
23 Construction 75 0 #DIV/0!
31-33 Manufacturing 48 0 #DIV/0!
42 WH trade 29 0 #DIV/0!
44-45 Retail trade 55 0 #DIV/0!
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 44 0 #DIV/0!
51 Information 26 0 #DIV/0!
52 Finance and insurance 18 0 #DIV/0!
53 Real estate and rental 33 0 #DIV/0!
54 Professional and technical services 31 0 #DIV/0!
55 Management 23 0 #DIV/0!
56 Admin and waste services 69 0 #DIV/0!
61 Educational services 32 0 #DIV/0!
62 Health care and social assistance 29 0 #DIV/0!
71 Arts, entertainment, and recreation 65 0 #DIV/0!
72 Accommodation and food service 78 0 #DIV/0!
81 Other services 51 0 #DIV/0!
Subtotal 48 0 0 #DIV/0!
Federal 3 0 0 #DIV/0!
State 4 15 0 #DIV/0!
Local 4 15 0 #DIV/0!
Subtotal 13 0 0 #DIV/0!
TOTAL 42 0 0 #DIV/0!
Number with paid sick days 0
Percent with paid sick days #DIV/0!
Except where noted, industry-level paid sick days coverage rates are from Vicky Lovell, Taking Care: Adequacy
and Equity of Paid Leave (Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research, forthcoming), using data from
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' March 2006 National Compensation Survey, adjusted for eligibility with data from
the November 2005 through October 2006 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Data downloaded from
All federal employes have flexible paid sick days.
Vicky Lovell, No Time To Be Sick: Why Everyone Suffers When Workers Don't Have Paid Sick Leave
(Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2004). (These are the most recent data collected by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on paid sick days policies in state and local governments.)
Estimating the Costs and Savings of a Minimum Paid Sick Days Standard in Your State
FROM THE BLS
A B C
days Costs of a
standard in minimum paid sick
your state, days standard in
per worker your state, per
per week: 1 worker per week: 1
Based on per-worker per-week costs (for workers getting new coverage under the paid sick days
proposal) and savings for the proposed Healthy Families Act, as reported in Valuing Good Health: An
Estimate of Costs and Savings for the Healthy Families Act (Vicky Lovell, 2005). That estimate used
data from the 2004 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement and other
sources to estimate the impact of the Heatlhy Families Act, in 2003 dollars. Those figures have been
inflated to 2006 dollars for this tool using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/. The national-level estimate from Valuing Good Health is adjusted to individual
states' wage levels using the BLS' Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Note on adjusting for inflation:
This tool estimates costs and savings in 2006 dollars. If you are working with this tool in 2007 or a
later year, you may follow these steps to adjust for inflation and provide an estimate in current-year
1. Go to the BLS webpage for the Consumer Price Index at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
2. Scroll down to the heading "Get Detailed CPI Statistics" (this will likely be visible at the bottom of
your screen when you first open this webpage).
3. Select "Inflation Calculator."
4. Insert the cost or savings number you calculated in this spreadsheet. Select "2006" for the year to
convert from, and the current year for your desired conversion date.
Calculating the Percent of All Workers in Your State by Employer Size
ENTER THE DATA
ON THE NUMBER
A B C D
Number of Percent of percent of
Establishment size workers workers workers
Under 10 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
10 to 24 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
25 to 99 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
100 to 499 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
500 to 999 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
1000 or more workers #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 0 #DIV/0!
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Current Population Survey <State>, 2008 .
Survey <State>, 2008 .