National Partnership for Women & Families

Map: More Than 33 Million Americans Can Better Care and Provide for Their Families When Family and Medical Needs Arise

LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 2015

Total number of private sector workers1 covered by 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 the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics). Note: California’s earned sick days law took 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 the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics).

District of Columbia

  • 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 the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics).

Hawaii2

  • National Partnership analysis of private sector workforce data from the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics) and the total number of exempt in-home workers in Hawaii estimated by EPI (2013).

Maryland

  • Montgomery County: National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days as reported by IWPR (2015) and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics). Note: Montgomery County’s earned sick days law takes effect October 2016.

Massachusetts

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

New Jersey2

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days reported by NJ.com, the City of Newark, the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics). Note: Earned sick days laws in Passaic, East Orange, and Paterson took effect in January 2015, the law in Montclair took effect in March 2015, the law in Bloomfield took effect in June 2015 and the law in Trenton took effect in July 2015. New Brunswick’s earned sick days law takes effect in January 2016 and Elizabeth’s takes effect in March 2016. For smaller localities including Irvington, Montclair and Bloomfield, these figures are based on ACS 2014 5-year estimates.

New York

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days percentage for New York City calculated by IWPR (2012), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015. Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (New York)) and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics).

Oregon

  • National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days in Eugene and Portland percentages calculated by IWPR (December 2013) and IWPR (March 2013), respectively; impact number reported by Family Forward Oregon; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015. Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Oregon)); and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics).

Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia: National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days as reported by the Philadelphia Mayor’s Task Force on Paid Sick Leave and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics). Note: Estimate excludes approximately 15,000 adjunct faculty members not covered by the law. Philadelphia’s earned sick days law took effect in May 2015.
  • Pittsburgh: National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days as reported by the Women’s Law Project and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics). Note: Pittsburgh’s earned sick days law takes effect in March 2016.

Rhode Island

  • National Partnership analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics).

Washington

  • Seattle: National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days as reported by the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce; Go Hollo, T. (2013, March. Personal communication. Senior Policy Associate, Economic Opportunity Institute); and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics).
  • Tacoma: National Partnership analysis of access to earned sick days as reported by Healthy Tacoma and the U.S. Census Bureau (2015. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 2014, Geographies: United States, Table DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics). Note: Tacoma’s earned sick days law takes effect February 2016.
  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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