Data Bank Focus: Absence Rate – A Measure of Performance

By Betsy Shepherd

Aug. 9, 2012

Understanding absence rates among employees is a key step in gauging overall employee productivity and the costs of the workforce. Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that occupations in health care services and support, community and social services, and office and administration support have the highest absence rates, while

management, computer and mathematical, and architecture and engineer occupations have the lowest rates.

Workforce Management, August 2012, p. 24 & 26
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