While job absenteeism rose slightly in the first quarter of 2012, absenteeism is still below prerecession levels recorded before the recession, according to Bloomberg BNA's Job Absence & Turnover Report, a quarterly employer survey.
By Amanda McGrory-Dixon|May 30, 2012 at 05:50 AM
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While job absenteeism rose slightly in the first quarter of 2012, absenteeism is still below prerecession levels recorded before the recession, according to Bloomberg BNA’s Job Absence & Turnover Report, a quarterly employer survey.
The survey finds that median rates of unscheduled absences hit an average of 0.7 percent of scheduled worker days during the first three months of 2012, representing a slight increase from 0.6 percent in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2011. The first-quarter average is much lower than prerecession levels when it was 1.5 percent during the first three months of 2006.
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