Paid sick days help family caregivers manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families. Forty-three million adults in the United States are unpaid caregivers for family members — and six in 10 report working at jobs unrelated to their care responsibilities.
The U.S. Public Strongly Supports Paid Sick Days
Public demand and legislative victories have inspired employers and lawmakers to better understand and adopt paid sick days policies. An estimated 46 million private sector workers are now covered by paid sick days laws. And since 2015, the period in which most paid sick days laws have taken effect, national access to paid sick days has increased by 12 percentage points.