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Share of full-time workers absent due to health in the U.S. from 2017-2018, by month

The statistic displays the percentage of full-time workers in the U.S. who were absent from their work for health-related issues, between October 2017 and September 2018, by month. In January 2018, around 3 percent of full-time workers were absent from work for health-related issues.

Monthly prevalence of health-related workplace absenteeism among full-time workers during the 2017–2018 influenza season, by month*

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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

October 2017 to September 2018

Supplementary notes

* Absenteeism was defined as working <35 hours during the reference week because of illness, injury, or other medical issue. Full-time workers were defined as employed persons who usually work ≥35 hours per week at all jobs combined.

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