Third of working Americans say their jobs don't offer paid sick days

A recent poll found 32 percent of Americans do not receive paid sick leave, NPR reported.

The poll, conducted by NPR, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, also found 24 percent of Americans do not receive paid vacation time. A lack of paid sick days and vacation time force many Americans to choose between their paycheck or their health, NPR reported.

Here are eight other findings from the poll:

1. Adults in low-paying jobs were offered fewer workplace benefits than individuals in average- and high-paying jobs.*

2. Eighty percent of workers in average- and high-paying jobs were offered paid vacation, compared to 53 percent of workers in low-paying jobs.

3. Seventy-two percent of workers in average- and high-paying jobs were offered paid sick days, compared to 38 percent of workers in low-paying jobs.

4. Eighty-four percent of workers in average- and high-paying jobs were offered health insurance, compared to 60 percent of workers in low-paying jobs.

5. Of those who were offered sick days, 23 percent of adults who worked 20 to 49 hours a week took all or most of their paid sick days, compared to 15 percent of adults who worked 50 or more hours per week.

6. Sixty-one to 69 percent of millennials said their employers offered paid sick days.

7. Seventy-four to 84 percent of millennials said their employers offered health insurance.

8. Sixty-one percent of shift workers said they go to work when they have a cold or the flu.

*This measure is self-reported job pay. Workers were asked, "Do you see yourself as having a low-paying job, a high-paying job, or an average-paying job?"

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