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AUTHOR: Neil Rankin
Absences from work average eight working days a year for each employee, according to IRS’s survey of absence rates and statistics.
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Headline results of absences from work
Absences are much higher in some industries
Large employers have the highest absence rates
Strong regional variations in absence rates
Table 1: Absence rates – the headline results
Table 2: Absence rates – private sector services
Table 3: Absence rates – manufacturing and production sector
Table 4: Absence rates – public sector
Table 5: Geographical analysis of absence rates
ResourcesAbsence rates in the UK: technical notes
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