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, 2023

Geographic Area Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
New England 87%
Middle Atlantic 83%
South Atlantic 74%
East South Central 65%
West South Central 64%
West North Central 70%
East North Central 74%
Mountain 82%
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 2023.

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