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Table 2-3
Absence rates for full-time employees by industry, sector and sex — Females, 2008
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Females, 2008
  Incidence Inactivity rate Days lost per worker in year
Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities
  percent   days
Public sector 2 12.0 9.1 2.9 5.9 5.0 1.0 14.8 12.4 2.4
Private sector 3 9.3 6.5 2.8 4.2 3.3 0.8 10.5 8.3 2.1
Goods-producing industries 10.0 7.1 2.9 4.7 4.0 0.8 11.9 9.9 2.0
Primary 8.3 5.4 2.9 3.8 2.9 0.9 9.6 7.3 2.3
Agriculture 9.3 6.1 F 5.0 3.9 F 12.4 9.6 F
Other primary industries 7.6 4.9 F 3.0 2.3 F 7.6 5.7 F
Utilities 11.8 9.2 F 4.7 4.1 F 11.8 10.3 F
Construction 9.6 5.6 4.1 4.1 2.6 1.4 10.1 6.6 3.6
Manufacturing 10.3 7.5 2.8 5.0 4.4 0.7 12.6 10.9 1.7
Durable goods 4 10.9 8.2 2.7 5.4 4.9 0.6 13.5 12.1 1.4
Non-Durable goods 5 9.7 6.9 2.9 4.7 3.9 0.8 11.7 9.8 1.9
Service-producing 10.2 7.4 2.8 4.7 3.8 0.9 11.8 9.5 2.2
Trade 9.0 6.2 2.7 4.1 3.3 0.8 10.3 8.2 2.1
Wholesale trade 10.3 6.8 3.5 4.2 3.5 0.7 10.6 8.8 1.8
Retail trade 8.6 6.1 2.5 4.1 3.2 0.9 10.2 8.0 2.2
Transportation and warehousing 11.8 8.5 3.3 6.1 5.0 1.1 15.2 12.5 2.7
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 8.8 6.3 2.5 3.7 3.0 0.7 9.3 7.5 1.8
Finance and insurance 8.9 6.4 2.5 3.9 3.1 0.7 9.7 7.9 1.8
Real estate and leasing 8.1 5.6 2.5 2.8 2.1 0.7 7.0 5.3 1.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.6 6.1 3.5 3.5 2.6 1.0 8.8 6.4 2.4
Business, building and other support services 13.4 9.8 3.6 5.9 4.6 1.3 14.7 11.5 3.2
Educational services 10.2 7.2 3.0 4.3 3.3 1.0 10.7 8.2 2.5
Health care and social assistance 11.5 9.0 2.4 6.3 5.4 0.9 15.8 13.6 2.3
Information, culture and recreation 9.2 6.4 2.8 3.7 2.9 0.8 9.3 7.2 2.1
Accommodation and food services 7.4 5.3 2.0 3.4 2.7 0.7 8.5 6.9 1.7
Other services 7.2 4.6 2.6 3.0 2.3 0.8 7.5 5.6 1.9
Public administration 13.3 9.8 3.5 5.9 4.8 1.0 14.7 12.1 2.5
Federal administration 15.2 10.8 4.4 6.0 4.8 1.3 15.0 11.9 3.2
Provincial administration 12.2 9.3 2.8 5.8 5.1 0.7 14.5 12.7 1.8
Local and other administration 11.7 8.9 2.8 5.7 4.7 1.0 14.1 11.7 2.4
Excluding maternity leave.
Public sector employees are those working for government departments or agencies, crown corporations, or publicly funded schools, hospitals or other institutions.
Private sector employees are all other wage and salary earners. Those who work as employees of a private firm or business.
Durable goods include: wood, non-metallic mineral, primary metal, fabricated metal, machinery, computer and electronic, electric equipment, transportation equipment and furniture.
Non durable goods include: food, beverages and tobacco, textiles and textile products, clothing, leather and allied, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber and miscellaneous.