The number of sick days per employee during the sick pay period increased during the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter of 2010. In total the number of sick days per employee during the sick pay period was 1.48 compared to 1.32 in 2010.
As of the second quarter, the design of the survey has been changed. This has affected the estimation levels. See “Definitions and explanations for more information.
The number of sick days per employee for the private sector increased by 0.15 days compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. In the public sector, women in the municipality sector had the largest change. During the fourth quarter, total sick pay was given for an average of 1.18 days per employee.