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, 2019

Geographic Area Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
New England 81%
Middle Atlantic 75%
South Atlantic 68%
East South Central 62%
West South Central 71%
East North Central 65%
West North Central 70%
Mountain 75%
Pacific 91%


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 2019.

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