Workers face stark differences in access to paid sick days, depending on where they live: Share of private-sector workers with access to paid sick days, by geographical area, 2022

Geographic Area Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
New England 84%
Middle Atlantic 81%
South Atlantic 73%
East South Central 67%
West South Central 68%
East North Central 72%
West North Central 72%
Mountain 79%
Pacific 94%


Note: Census divisions are grouped by color according to the Census regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, and West, respectively.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey 2022.

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