Pension & Benefits News Less than 20 percent of employees have access to paid family leave: BLS
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Less than 20 percent of employees have access to paid family leave: BLS

By Pension and Benefits Editorial Staff

In 2018, 17 percent of all civilian workers had access to paid family leave, while 89 percent had access to unpaid family leave, according to data from the 2018 National Compensation Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS noted that access to family leave varied by establishment type and size.

Sixteen percent of private industry workers had access to paid family leave, and 88 percent had access to unpaid family leave. Eleven percent of workers in the smallest establishments (1 to 49 workers) had access to paid family leave, and 80 percent had access to unpaid family leave. Twenty-five percent of workers in the private industry largest establishments (500 workers or more) had access to paid family leave, and 94 percent had access to unpaid family leave.

Paid family leave was available to 25 percent of state and local government workers, and 94 percent had access to unpaid leave. For workers in the smallest government establishments (1 to 49 workers), 23 percent had access to paid family leave, and 93 percent had access to unpaid family leave. For workers in the largest establishments, 25 percent had access to paid family leave and 95 percent had access to unpaid family leave.

SOURCE: https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/access-to-paid-and-unpaid-family-leave-in-2018.htm

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