147 days ago • Posted by Charles-Henry Monchau

Millions of U.S workers are still calling out sick or taking leaves of absence due to COVID

Even as unemployment numbers continue to look slightly better, the rate of absenteeism is near record highs. More than 1.9 million people in December alone missed work due to illness, the report notes, nearly matching the 2 million person record set in April, during the early days of the pandemic. The absenteeism rate at major corporations has been averaging about 10% over the last 2 months, the report notes. Some corporations have seen numbers as high as 25%. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.zerohedge.com  

Number of U.S Workers Absent because of illness