Estimated cost of implementing five paid sick days for employers currently providing no paid sick leave, as share of total sales, by sector
|Industry sector*||Payroll as share of employer sales**||Cost of maximum usage scenario (40 hours of sick leave), as share of total sales||Average use (in days) of sick leave (given 40 hours of sick leave)||Cost of average usage by sector, as share of total sales|
|Real estate and rental and leasing||15.4||0.30||3.01||0.18|
|Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services***||47.8||0.92||2.92||0.54|
|Health care and social assistance||42.3||0.81||2.53||0.41|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation||30.0||0.58||2.79||0.32|
|Accommodation and food services||27.2||0.52||1.50||0.16|
|Other services (except public administration)||17.9||0.34||2.70||0.19|
* Industry sectors lacking data on payroll and sales excluded from analysis here include: utilities, information, finance and insurance, management of companies and enterprises, construction, educational services, and professional, scientific, and technical services.
** "Sales" refers to "employer sales, shipments, receipts, revenue, or business done," as defined in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Census.
*** This broad sector includes general administrative support services such as office administration and security, as well as services specifically related to waste management and remediation.
Source: Authors' analysis of U.S. Census Bureau (2007) and Miller (2011)
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