The percentage of all currently employed workers with access to paid sick leave increased from 57.8% in 2009 to 62.4% in 2018.
By industry, the percentage increased for workers in construction (32.7% to 43.9%), wholesale & retail trade (48.3% to 53.1%), services (56.7% to 60.8%), and manufacturing (60.7% to 65.5%).
In 2018, fewer than half of workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing and construction industries had access to paid sick leave compared to approximately 90% of workers in public administration.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.