National Partnership for Women & Families

Map: More than 29 Million Americans Can Better Care and Provide for Their Families When Family and Medical Needs Arise

Number of private sector workers1 living in jurisdictions with earned sick days, paid family leave insurance or temporary disability insurance laws, by state and city:

But many still suffer without the economic protections provided by laws guaranteeing sick days and family and medical leave.

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Sources

California2

  • National Partnership analysis of the access to earned sick days percentages calculated by IWPR 2014 and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics. Note: California’s earned sick days law goes into effect in July 2015. San Diego’s law is on hold pending a voter referendum in 2016.

Connecticut

  • National Partnership analysis of the access to earned sick days percentages calculated by IWPR 2011, Farrell, L. (2013, May). Personal communication. (Executive Director, Connecticut Working Families), and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics

Hawaii

  • National Partnership analysis of private sector workforce data from U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics and total number of exempt in-home workers in Hawaii estimated by EPI 2013.

Massachusetts

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days percentages calculated by IWPR 2012, impact number reported by Boston Globe, and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics. Note: Massachusetts’ earned sick days law goes into effect in July 2015.

New Jersey

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days reported by NJ.com, City of Newark, Center for Women and Work at Rutgers and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics. Note: Earned sick days laws in Passaic, East Orange, and Paterson go into effect in January, 2015 and laws in Trenton and Montclair go into effect in March, 2015. For smaller localities including Irvington and Montclair, these figures are based on ACS 2013 3-year estimates.

New York

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days percentage for New York City calculated by IWPR 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014). Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (New York) and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics.

Oregon

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days in Eugene percentages calculated by IWPR 2013, impact number reported by Family Forward Oregon and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics. Note: Eugene’s law goes into effect fully July 2015.
  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days in Portland percentages calculated by IWPR 2012 and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics.

Rhode Island

  • National Partnership analysis of U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics.

Washington

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days as reported by Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce, Go Hollo, T. (2013, March). Personal communication. (Senior Policy Associate, Economic Opportunity Institute) and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics.

Washington, D.C.

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days percentages calculated by IWPR 2013, Kamen, M. (2013, April). Personal communication. (Community Organizer, Jews United for Justice) and U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2013, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics.
  1. 1 “Private sector workers” includes only private wage and salary workers and does not include government workers, self-employed workers, or unpaid family workers.
  2. 2 The number of workers eligible for TDI and PFL reported here are reduced in any given week by the number of individuals currently receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Individuals are not eligible to receive both UI and TDI/PFL in the same week.
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