For low-wage workers, access to paid sick time has increased from 18 percent to 27 percent: Access to paid sick leave among private-sector workers, by wage percentile, 2012–2016

Year Lowest 10 percent Lowest 25 percent
2012 18% 29%
2013 20 30
2014 20 30
2015 22 31
2016 27% 39%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey (U.S. DOL/BLS 2016b)

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